Asserting that Gau rakshaks (Cow protectors) operate within the ambit of rule of law, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that ‘gau raksha’ is an integral part of the Constitution and added that there are some ‘divisive forces’ in the country who are bent on portraying the members of the community in a negative light.
“Small farmers are dependent on cows and their progeny. There are cow protection laws in various states. Many communities like Jains are involved in Gau raksha. Gau rakshaks are good people but they should work under the law and Constitution,” he said while delivering his annual address on Vijayadashami.
Bhagwat said that there is a need to identify real Gau rakshaks from the fake ones since an attempt is being made by some forces to mislead the entire nation.
“We need to be careful against these divisive forces. We need to unite society so that such elements do not take advantage.