बुधवार, 7 अक्तूबर 2015

गौ हत्या पर लगे प्रतिबंधों पर शोभा डे की तरह महारानी विक्टोरिया भी बहुत बिदकती थी

Right now beef bans and cattle slaughter bans are making great news and social media is outraging over it left, right and centre. However most are ignorant of the history of the prevention of cow slaughter in India.

Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about it...

1. Idea has been around for 2000+ years: The cow is a sacred animal in India and its killing was frowned upon from the time of Gautam Buddha. According to legend, a Chola King executed his own son for the killing of a calf about 2200 years ago.

2. Many kings backed it: The Mughal Empire started by banning cow slaughter (Babar) and then it was subsequently restricted by his descendants while Aurangzeb lifted the ban. However "Last Emperor" Bahadur Shah Zafar banned it again after the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny even though he didn't have many powers.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj of the Marathas was a strict enforcer of the cow slaughter ban but even Hyder Ali of Mysore banned it in the late 18th century, while Ranjit Singh of the Sikhs did so in the early 19th century.

3. Communal riots in the British Raj: The only people unsympathetic to the cow ban were the British. Queen Victoria went on record stating that the cow ban was an affront to the British Empire and as a result there were frequent communal riots over the issue from the 18th century till the Empire left.

4. Most Freedom fighters supported it: Dayananda Saraswati of the Arya Samaj was a strong proponent of the movement and his followers spread awareness all across India. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai and Madan Mohan Malviya were some of those influenced and promised the people of India a ban on cow slaughter if they achieved Swaraj.

5. Mahatma Gandhi was in favour: The Mahatma while promising a ban said, "I worship it (the cow) and I shall defend its worship against the whole world." He was backed in this by Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad, our first Prime Minister and President respectively.

6. There in Directive Principles: It is there in Directive Principles of State Policy (Article 48). It states that the State shall "...take steps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle."

7. Most States legislated on their own: The movement for cow slaughter was kept alive by stalwarts like Jayaprakash Narayan after Independence. Social reformer Vinoba Bhave (who got the Bharat Ratna and Magsaysay Award) went on hunger strike over the same.

While cattle slaughter legislation in India is complicated and varied, the following States brought in some sort of law 50 years back or more: West Bengal and Assam (1950), Gujarat (1954), Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh (1955), Tamil Nadu (1958), Madhya Pradesh (1959), Orissa (1960) and Karnataka (1964).

Jammu & Kashmir and Manipur introduced legislation before Independence and today a good 24 States currently have some sort of ban regarding cows and beef.

8. The 1966 agitation: A mob of 10,000 tried to storm Parliament in 1966 to force a cow ban all over India. The then Shankaracharya went on a fast and the house of Congress President K Kamaraj was burnt. The Home Minister resigned after the incident.

9. SC upheld the ban in 2005: While the Gujarat High Court came down on the State government over "unreasonable restrictions", the cow slaughter ban across the States was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2005 by a clear majority bench ruling of 6-1. The ruling Congress government accepted the verdict. In fact the SC also urged all the
States to frame relevant laws within six months of the ruling.

10. Illegal slaughterhouses are rampant: As with the black economy and illegal activities nobody knows the exact number, but it is estimated that there are tens of thousands of illegal slaughterhouses in India.

Post script...

If you want to eat beef, you have every right to fight for it. But to lay the blame squarely at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's feet (as it is being currently done) is ridiculous. Cow slaughter ban has received support from all across and across all ages.

Dadri wrong and divisive, Modi must fight it politically, says Mufti Sayeed

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said in an interview to The Indian Express that there is no “alternative” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi “for the next 10 years”. This is Sayeed’s first interview seven months after he took over as CM.
Speaking on the horrifying Dadri lynching, Sayeed said the Prime Minister “must fight” elements trying to create a “communal” atmosphere in the country by “polarising communities”, the report says.
“What has happened (in Dadri) is very wrong. It is divisive, it is polarising communities, and that is not good for the country. It is creating a communal mahaul (atmosphere). There is need to fight this trend politically and the Prime Minister and the whole system has to do it.
The Prime Minister, Home Minister, Finance Minister have to control their loose cannons, and fight this administratively and politically,” says Sayeed in this interview.
ये लोग जानते हैं कि भारत धर्मी समाज सहिष्णु है इसलिए अपनी लनतरानियों (गंदे कामों )को ये लोग गौरव का विषय बनाते हैं। ऐसा नहीं है कि भारत धर्मी समाज किसी प्रकार से इन लोगों से भय खाता है पर वह समाज तो तर्क प्रबुद्ध हैं। कोई तर्क की बात करे तो ज़वाब भी दिया जाए। कल को किसी सूअर के सामने खड़े होकर ये कहें हम तेरा गू  खाते हैं तू कुछ करके दिखा। तर्क से परे का समाज तो कुछ भी कह सकता है। इससे नीचे गिरकर भी ये अपने धत कर्मों की कहानी कहेंगे तो समाज इनका क्या करेगा। ऐसे लोगों से तो नफरत की जा सकती है। कल को किसी गणित वैज्ञानिक के सामने ऋषि कपूर जैसा आदमी और शोभा डे जैसी औरत ये कहने लगे कि हम तो दो और दो पांच मानते हैं तुम हमारा कुछ बिगाड़ के दिखाओ। लानत है ऐसे लोगों पर जो तर्क विहीन ढंग से अपने अपकर्मों का यशगान करते हैं। बीफ़ के लिए उकसाया जा रहा समाज तो कुछ नहीं कर सकता अगर ऐसे आदमी खुदा के सामने खड़े होकर ये कहें कि हम सूअर खाते हैं तू हमें दोजख में भेज के देख शर्म आती है ऐसे पढ़े लिखे कलाकार कहलाने वाले बे शर्म लोगों पर। समाज के लोग तो यही कह सकते हैं कि तुम गंद  खाओ और भाड़ में जाओ। शोभा डे जैसी औरत के लिए ये शोभा की बात हो सकती है।

गौ हत्या पर लगे प्रतिबंधों पर शोभा डे की तरह महारानी विक्टोरिया भी बहुत बिदकती थी

Indian Paid News - Dividing INDIA की फ़ोटो.

देश में ये लोग नफरत और घृणा का वातावरण फैला रहे है
शोभा डे, ऋषि कपूर जैसे सोशल मीडिया पर कह रहे है की "हमने गौमांस खाया, आओ हमे मार डालो"
राजदीप और उसकी बीवी सागरिका घोष जैसे कह रहे है की, गौमांस खाना चाहिये, गौ मांस खाने वालो को बढ़ावा दे रहे है
ये न्यूज़ पेपर, और मीडिया हाउस हिन्दुओ को "हिन्दू उग्रवादी" कह रही है
केजरीवाल और ओवैसी जैसे राजनीती खेल रहे है, ये तमाम लोग शांतिप्रिय हिन्दू समाज को उकसा रहे है
ये तमाम लोग और मीडिया हाउसेस पुरे देश में घृणा का वातावरण बना कर नफरत फैला रहे है
अगर जल्द इनके हिन्दू विरोधी गतिविधियों पर अंकुश न लगाया गया तो ये लोग पुरे देश में
1947 से भी बड़े पैमाने पर दंगा करवा देंगे
गृहमंत्रालय इन लोगो की गतिविधियों को ध्यान में लेकर इनके खिलाफ जल्द कारवाही करे
अन्यथा देश के गृहयुद्ध की स्तिथि बना देंगे ये
जिम्मेदार नागरिक इस पोस्ट को शेयर कर देश को जागरूक करें

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Known for her outspoken nature, Shobhaa De has once again proved why she is called as the Jackie Collins of India. Apparently, Shobhaa wrote on her micro-blogging account, ‘I just ate beef. Come and murder me.’ She wrote this in reference to the recent Dadri incident where a man named Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri was beaten to death for eating beef.
Although our political leaders, as usual, are silent when there is need to speak, Indian columnist and novelist Shobhaa De has come out and challenged the religious fundamentalists, who thinks that it’s alright to kill a human being in the name of some superstitious belief.
The only Kapoor on social media, Rishi Kapoor also took to twitter to showcase his support towards the dare devil author. He wrote, ‘Way to go Shobha! Yo!.’
Let’s wait and watch whether the religious fundamentalists will take an offence of Shobhaa’s tweet or will Rishi Kapoor once again will grab headlines for his tweet!

Rishi Kapoor is very fond of food and it seems like the actor has not taken the beef ban too positively. The actor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his outburst. Rishi tweeted, "I am angry. Why do you equate food with religion?? I am a beef eating Hindu. Does that mean I am less God fearing then a non eater? Think!!" [sic]

The actor further posted about his love for pork, "By the way I love my Pork Chops too like a lot of my muslim friends who have a likewise thinking Laugh when you equate food with religion." [sic]

Read on to know what Anushka Sharma, who recently turned vegetarian, has to say about the beef ban… 

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