Calling for building up non-state actors to crush Pakistan's export of terror to India, a former Indian army chief on Tuesday asked cow vigilantes to stop their mindless atrocities on their countrymen and don the role of 'fidayeen' if they have the guts.
"Pakistan is sending non-state actors to India to carry out subversive activities. I have been saying for some time we have to consider creating fidayeen and non-state actors to counter Pakistan," said Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury (retd.)
He dared the cow vigilantes to stop committing mindless atrocities and become fidayeen.
"In our country, gou rakshaks (cow vigilantes) are carrying out mindless atrocities. I want to tell them that if you have the guts then become fidayeen. You will have no shortage of teachers. People like us can train you," he added.
The cow vigilantes have been accused of violence in various parts of India.
Last month, cow vigilantes lynched a Muslim man and injured 15 others in Rajasthan's Alwar district while they were transporting cows in vehicles.