As part of an annual event, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed his party workers on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi in Pune on Saturday. In his speech, the RSS chief appealed the ‘gau-rakshaks’ to not break laws while performing their duties while urging people to take up cow protection without considering religions. “Cow protection is sanctioned in the Constitution. Rearing of a cow is not a matter of religion. I know many Muslims involved in rearing and protection of cows. There are Muslims who have sacrificed their lives for it,” Bhagwat said.
“Cows are used more for its urine and dung than milk in our country. For a small farmer to progress, rearing of the cow is a must. Protecting cow and cow-based agriculture is directed by the constitution. Rearing of the cow is not a matter of religion, he said at the event where Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and veteran BJP leader LK Advani were among those who were present.
Bhagwat also asked the Narendra Modi-led central government to keep national security in mind while taking a decision on providing shelter to Rohingyas in the country while backing their stand on the issue.
“We have been facing the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migrants and now Rohingyas have infiltrated into our country. If we give shelter to Rohingyas, they will not only put pressure on our jobs but also pose a threat to national security,” Bhagwat said.