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Bhopal: Ban on cow vigilante groups demanded in protest against cow vigilantes' killings

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BHOPAL: A protest was organised against cow vigilantism in Bhopal. 

The protesters demanded a complete ban on cow vigilante groups in memorandum to Prime Minister.

It was also demanded that fast track courts should be set up to ensure speedy justice in all the cases.

The sit-in-cum-protest was held at Budhwara in Bhopal. The protesters said that cow vigilantism is disrupting communal harmony and people are being killed all over the country as if they have been given a licence to kill.

They said that the cow vigilante groups should be immediately termed illegal and any such group that mistreats people should be booked under sedition. The speakers at the dharna said that a small fraction of outlaws have made a mess of law-and-order in the country.

Congress leader Arif Masood said that the acts of cow vigilantes were unconstitutional and hence memorandum has been sent to Prime Minister and President, urging them to ban these groups. "We want arrests in all such cases and setting up of fast track courts to conduct trial", he said.

Those at the dharna also said that Rs 1 crore should be given as compensation to kin of every person who was killed by the cow vigilantes. The 'Not In My Name' banners were also carried by the protesters during the demonstration.