Two Muslim criminals – Javed and Iklash – who shot and injured two cow protection volunteers (Gau Raksha Dal) on June 25 morning were arrested late Wednesday night, said Gurgaon Police. The shooting took place when six volunteers were attempting to confront beef transporters on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway.
According to this news report –
“Javed and Iklash were on a motorbike which was accompanying the vehicle transporting beef and had shot at the volunteers, said police. While one Gau Raksha Dal volunteer sustained injuries on his lower abdomen, the other was shot in the hand.
Police nabbed the two men following a tip-off that they would be at Indri Mod, Sohna, said sources. The two accused were involved in various criminal activities, the sources added. According to police, six stolen vehicles were seized from the accused. “They admitted to being behind crimes in several states, including Rajasthan and Haryana, and have at least 20 FIRs lodged against them in different states,” said Subhash Boken, PRO of Gurgaon Police, Thursday.”
Bharatiya media is usually full of stories projecting cow smugglers and illegal beef traders as innocent men being preyed upon by fanatical Hindutvawadi cow protection activists. If an illegal cattle trafficker is caught by cow protection activists and unfortunately meted out harsh mob justice before being handed over to police, many elites in media lash out at the ‘rising intolerance’ within Hindu society and issue fervent appeals to PM Modi to control the ‘Hindu fascists’.
Sickened by today’s story in the Express about cattle traders being forced to eat cow dung by Gau Rakshak fanatics in Haryana.
— Tavleen Singh (@tavleen_singh) June 28, 2016
What these columnists choose to ignore is the fact that cow slaughter is banned in all the states where the cow protection groups function quite legally. 24 out of 29 states in Bharat currently have various regulations prohibiting either the slaughter or sale of cows – Kerala, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim are the only states where there are no restrictions on cow slaughter.
Cow slaughter is considered deeply taboo in Bharatiya society, as Hindus, Jains and Sikhs all have a special affection and respect for the cow which nourishes through its milk and plays a key role in rural society where it is often considered a part of the family (similar to how many urban people relate to their pet dogs/cats).
Article 48 of the Constitution of Bharat mandates the state to prohibit the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle. On October 26, 2005, the Supreme Court of Bharat, in a landmark judgement upheld the constitutional validity of anti-cow slaughter laws enacted by different state governments in Bharat.
In the Vedas, cows represent wealth and joyous Earthly life. From the Rig Veda (4.28.1;6) we read. “The cows have come and have brought us good fortune. In our stalls, contented, may they stay! May they bring forth calves for us, many-coloured, giving milk for Indra each day. You make, O cows, the thin man sleek; to the unlovely you bring beauty. Rejoice our homestead with pleasant lowing. In our assemblies we laud your vigour.”
While ugly mob justice should be avoided at all costs, it cannot be denied that most cow protection volunteers in Bharat do this dangerous work out of a deep sense of emotional attachment towards an animal they consider dear to their way of life. Some take it to extremes by even committing suicide to get the cow declared as the national animal. In light of the above, why is it that some communities living in Bharat still insist on their illegal ‘right to beef’? And why don’t our commentators who are always admonishing Hindus to be more tolerant, not give similar advice to so-called minorities in order to maintain communal harmony?
@tavleen_singh interesting to see that you’ve overlooked a crime (illegal cow slaughter) that could lead to communal strife. Brilliant
— Abhimanyu Singh Rana (@abhimanyusrana) June 28, 2016
Why is it that the sight of dozens of cows/calves stuffed in trucks, often on top of one another with no room to breath or stand, does not arouse the empathy of our liberals and Westernized commentators who espouse all sorts of animal rights otherwise?
— Shivani (@shivanee12) June 28, 2016
That cow protection is dangerous should be amply clear through this case in Gurgaon where 2 men were shot for trying to stop the criminal cattle traffickers, Dalit VHP leader Arun Kuma Mahaur was shot dead in Agra for opposing cow slaughter, and the brutal hacking of flower vendor and cow protection activist Prashant Poojary in Karnataka. But not one mainstream columnist tweeted or wrote a word to commiserate with these Hindus who sacrificed their lives while trying to uphold their way of life as per the law of the land. This is what is truly sickening about the present state of Bharat and the prevailing public narrative.