The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the states to take urgent steps to stop cow vigilantism+ . The top court asked each state to appoint a senior police officer in each district as a nodal officer to take action against cow vigilantism.
Asking the government what measures have been taken to prevent cow vigilantism, the apex court said that both the Centre and states must take steps to stop cow vigilante groups from taking law into their hands or behave like law themselves.
“You (petitioners) know how large number of animals were slaughtered just a few days ago. You must also file petitions against it,” the top court told the petitioners.