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VHP: “We will not allow cow slaughter or allow anyone to eat beef in Goa”

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has said that they will stop cow slaughter and consumption of beef in Goa. The organisation has claimed that they are capable of imposing a ban in the state without the support from the government.

“Like elsewhere in the country, in Goa, too, we are awakening people against cow slaughter and eating beef. You will have to wait for another one or two years and our Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini workers will stop cow slaughter in the state,” senior VHP functionary Radha Krishna Manori as quoted in a PTI report.

Manori was attending ‘Sankalp Sabha’ over Ram Mandir issue in Baina on Sunday. “Hindus across the country and even abroad worship cow as mother. We strongly want the “protection of our religion” which also includes ‘Gau Raksha’. We cannot allow people to slaughter and eat beef. If the government is unable to stop it, we are capable of imposing a complete ban on cow slaughtering and beef eating across the country, including Goa,” he said while speaking to reporters, as quoted by Herald.

He claimed, “The VHP will not require the help of any government to stop cow slaughter or beef eating, as our wings – Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini – are capable enough to do it,” he said at the event.

“We will do what the Hindu society wants. We will not allow cow slaughter or allow anyone to eat beef in Goa,” he added.

Goa Forward Party (GFP) leader and Goa’s Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai has warned the VHP of legal action if it tries to raise communal tensions in Goa. “I condemn the statement of the VHP leader who has said that the organisation will force ban on beef consumption in Goa in next one or two years,” said Sardesai in a PTI report.

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