protection of the cows


The Story Behind the Villagers Who Tried to March to Yogi Adityanath’s House With Cows

THE COW PROBLEM OF COW BELT Narendra Modi’s ascension to power brought a new phenomenon to India – cow vigilantism. A number of mob lynching incidents took place some resulting in loss of life for the victims who happened to be mostly Muslims. Dalits too took the beating. On the other hand, the aggressors hardly ever got punished. In fact, filing of First Information Report against the victim or his relatives, in case of his death, became a common occurrence under the Bhartiya Janata Party rule. As a result of this cow vigilantism, all sale and purchase of cows came to a halt. When the farmer could not afford to feed an old cow, bullock or the male calf they were let go free. These stray cattle became a menace in the villages. They started grazing crops standing in the fields. Earlier, the villagers were similarly tormented by neelgai or antelope. But neelgai would run away upon seeing human beings. The stray cattle which were earlier domesticated but now abandoned by villagers would not even run away on shooing. This has been a major cause of grief for farmers after Yogi Adityanath government came to power in Uttar Pradesh. How were they expected to pay the revenue for their crops which were eaten up by these cattle, a problem which was the creation of the ruling party’s political agenda and government policy. There is a practice of locking up the defaulters at Tehsil and confiscating their property in the case of inability to pay revenue. The villagers demanded a gaushala or cow shed in every village. However, the government was not able to meet this demand. It announced opening of some gaushalas. Pictures of Yogi Adityanath can be seen in government funded advertisements feeding jaggery to cows. The BJP runs a high profile campaign on cow protection. However, the ground reality  is quite different. About 70 km from Lucknow in Lalamau Mawai village of Hardoi district villagers who were fed up with the freely roaming bovine decided to do something about this problem. They petitioned the district authorities. Somebody from…


Ex-servicemen Diary Farm, Jammu appeal Bhim Singh to save diary cows from wrath of J&K Admn.

New Delhi, February 15, 2020: Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party received an letter from the Management of Ex-servicemen State Diary Co-operative, Multi Purpose Procurement & Marketing Ltd., Udhampur (J&K) requesting him to take up the case to save the cows/animals which are being looked after by the management in diary farm, Udhampur. The letter addressed to Prof.Bhim Singh and signed by Mr. M.S. Thakur, President of the said diary farm has written a letter urging the state for its intervention to save cows/animals being shifted from Udhampur (Jammu) to Manipur. The letter said that more than 300 cows have already been removed from the diary farm and the rest of the cows are being shifted in a day or two.           Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the whole countrymen that it was Jammu and Kashmir under the Dogra Maharaja which enacted a Law for the protection of the cows which has remained enforce even today in 2020. He conveyed to the countrymen that Jammu and Kashmir, is a majority Muslim state and it was on the predominant support of the Muslim majority legislators that Cow Protection Law has been retained with 100% support in the legislature. Slaughtering a cow is an offence under the State’s Criminal Law.   Prof.Bhim Singh in his letter to the President of India has urged for his urgent intervention to ensure that innocent cows/animals are not forcibly dragged out of Udhampur/Jammu. The management looking after the diary farm wrote a letter to Prof.Bhim Singh which is reproduced below:- Sub: Urge for urgent intervention of the Hon’ble President. Your Excellency, Sir, I am taking this liberty urging Your Excellency for your kind intervention to save hundreds of cows, other animals presently in Ex-servicemen State Diary Co-operative, Multi Purpose Procurement & Marketing Ltd., Udhampur (J&K). I have received a letter from President of the said society, Mr. M.S. Thakur which explains the situation being faced by the Diary Management in Udhampur who have been facing wrath of the State administration. What I understand is that nearly 400 cows (animals) have been removed from the said diary farm in Udhampur…