RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday rushed to defence of cow vigilantes, also known as gau rakshaks.

“There are some people who are dedicated to cow protection, it is part of directive principles of state policy,” Bhagwat said while delivering his annual speech during the 91st foundation day of RSS.

“Gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) operate under the law, administration must keep in mind; Those who break the law shouldn’t be compared to gau rakshaks,” he added.

-With IANS inputs