‘Gau-Rakshak’ Is Everywhere But Not A Single ‘Gau-Sevak’ To Help: In the year 2016, in just seven months, 8122 cows died in the largest Gau-shala of the country – Hingonia Gau-shala. It was the official figure, the actual number is considered even more. One of the major reasons for the death of cows, in this case, was that management at Gau-shala was very deprived and the workers working here were not given access to the basic facilities, due to which they had gone on strike. In most of the Gau-shalas of North India, the situation is more or less similar. Even though the number of alleged Raurakshaks are increasing day by day, but finding a Gau-Sevak for the gau-shalas is most difficult.
“Gau-Rakshak, self-proclaimed Cow Boys”
The Alwar of Rajasthan is once again in the spotlight due to the violence of self-proclaimed Gau-Rakshak. Here a mob attacked Rakbar Khan of Haryana, carrying the cow. Rakabar died before being transported to the hospital. In the past year also, the alleged Gaurakshaks in the name of Goraksha had killed a person in Alwar and beaten him to death. Just a few days ago, in Kota District of Rajasthan, the police had arrested five people for the attack on the two persons who were taking cows for their dairy.
In June 2017, self-proclaimed Gaurakshaks in the Badmer district of Rajasthan attacked the officials of the Tamil Nadu Animal Husbandry Department. These officers were bringing 50 cows and 30 calves from Rajasthan to Tamilnadu. Prior to this, in January 2016, the alleged assailants at a railway station in Madhya Pradesh had beaten a Muslim couple badly. In July 2016, seven alleged Dalit youths in Una, Gujarat were badly beaten when they were working to remove a dead cow’s skin.
In the year 2016, only 8122 cows died in the largest Gaushala – Hingoni- in just seven months. It was a government figure, the actual number is considered even more.
These are incidents that have become headlines at the national level due to alleged assailants being attacked on violence. If we talk about the violent incidents all over the country, then the figure is much higher. Today, thousands of such people, or perhaps millions of “Gau-rakshak” have risen in the country, But whether such alleged Rakshaks actually have anything to do with Gawu-Seva, it can be estimated from the fact that there is a huge shortage of Gau-Sevaks who work or serve in different Gau- Shalas across the country.
There is a ‘Gopal Gau-shala’ that is about 108 years old in Mohakampur area of Meerut. Umesh Pandey, the manager of this shala, explains, “We have about eight hundred animals, of which only 100 cows give milk. 60 employees (Gau-Sevak) work for their care. Almost all of these people are from Purvanchal and have come here for wages. These Gau-Sevaks get five thousand rupees a month. “He further says,” There is a crisis of money in Gaushala. In such a case, if someone leaves the job, then it becomes a big problem to find new Sevak. “About the alleged cautions, Umesh Pandey says, ‘Whosoever is killing people in the name of Gau-raksha have nothing to do with Gsu-seva. These people are doing such things just for political reasons and for discussion. ‘
The people who are going on the streets becoming Gau-Rakshaks, if these people adopt a single cow to their homes then there will be no need to make gau-Shala in the country. It is clear that these people have nothing to do with Goseva, they are only doing their politics in the name of the cow.