Cow pro­tec­tion

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This is in re­sponse to the ar­ti­cles re­gard­ing holy cow (June).

As In­dia is a demo­cratic coun­try, Con­sti­tu­tion has given all peo­ple the right to eat what he likes. But with the ban­ning of killing cows, peo­ple are forced even to change their food habits.

This is the sec­ond stun­ning blow of the Modi Gov­ern­ment to the peo­ple of In­dia since he came to power. Through sur­gi­cal strike life has come to a stand­still in all sec­tors of the In­dian econ­omy. Gov­ern­ment should un­der­stand one naked truth that lakhs of poor In­di­ans are mak­ing both ends meet through the an­i­mal hus­bandry sec­tor.

The ac­tiv­i­ties of cow vig­i­lantes have af­fected the ru­ral econ­omy. Due to the goondaism of a few, lakhs of peo­ple associated with meet trade were left in the lurch. In­dia ex­ports buf­falo meet to more than seventy coun­tries across the world and earn­ing good amounts as for­eign ex­change.

In the name of cow pro­tec­tion self­styled cow vig­i­lantes are tak­ing the law in their hands spread­ing may­hem and panic among the poor farm­ers, traders and oth­ers. It is shock­ing to point out that the ac­tions of law en­forc­ing au­thor­i­ties are highly rep­re­hen­si­ble and favourable to goon­das. For the last three years, hooli­gans and bad el­e­ments have so far lynched and bru­tally as­saulted so many in­no­cent In­di­ans in the name of holy cow.

Cen­tral au­thor­i­ties who are sup­posed to ap­ply the brakes are sit­ting on the fence and en­joy­ing the mu­sic.

Some goonda or­gan­i­sa­tions are func­tion­ing in var­i­ous parts of In­dia in the name of pro­tect­ing the cow. Self ap­pointed cow pro­tec­tors are launch­ing bru­tal at­tacks against Dal­its and mi­nor­ity com­mu­ni­ties over ru­mours that they sold, bought or killed cows for beef. These groups even at­tacked po­lice sta­tions in the name of beef.

If any­body kills or at­tack hu­man be­ings on the pre­text of pro­tect­ing cows he has no right to live in In­dia. The Cen­tral and state gov­ern­ments should use an iron hand to wipe out the men­ace from the so­ci­ety.

— Ren­jit Chacko

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