BJP’s ‘Gau Raksha’ Face Is Nothing But A Fake Mask: Today, we are not only facing disorganized riots on the name of the holy cow. Now there is a fear of massacre everywhere. Suddenly a number of people can surround you and start attacking in the name of Gau Raksha.
We basically think there is no harm in moving around but we don’t know who is wearing a mask of Gau Raksha and how can he harm you.
If this is said that this mask-wearing crowd has been supported by the ruling party, hence no strict action has been taken so far.
Supreme Courts Order
On this issue, the Supreme Court has ordered strict action against the states in its decision. Well, that’s a different thing that how much impact is it will give to the system. The court has reserved its decision on the compensation given in this case.
Whatever the Supreme Court’s verdict is but the fact is that in the 21st Century, the game of power has transformed Holly cow into a political creature. Now the politician distributes the condensed milk of Holy cow and the media gains its TRP.
The cow has now become more important than Lord Rama in the BJP’s Hindutva politics agenda. Hindutva’s political debate on the TV channel has now shifted to a Holy cow.
Why is politics using a cow to mobilize crowd? Are we the next dumb generation? Our past generation was busy fighting on the name of Lord Rama and now we are shifting it to holy cow.
Amazing thing is that nobody has time to know that why the cow is so important in the Indian society and its economy, and why it is losing its importance?
Saving Cattle Budget Vs Advertising Budget
The central government’s Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Department is also responsible for other animals besides the cow. Looking at the Departmental Parliamentary Standing Committee’s grant-in-demand (32 and 49th report) for the year 2016-17 and 17-18 will show you how Modi Government’s cow protection claim is a big fraud.
The government has already reduced the budget to save the cattle and instead of it the government has given more emphasis on the advertisements to save cattle. Advertisement Budget has been increased by more than 10 times in the last two years.
Increase In Advertising Budget
The advertising budget which was only Rs 59 lakh in 2016-17, It was increased to Rs 6.36 crore budget of 17-18, and now Rs 2.48 crore in 18-19 budgets.
However, according to the information received from other sources, the composite score of the department’s performance, which was 95.48 percent in 2012-13 and 91.97 percent in 2013-14, has dropped to 67.14 percent in 2014-15.
When the Parliamentary Standing Committee raised questions on this subject, it was told that this has been done to improve the functioning of the department.
It is clearly seen in the report that the department was provided with one third or half budget from what they have demanded.
Even in 2018-19, where the department had presented the budget demand of Rs 6422.07 crores, but they were allocated less than half of that which means only Rs 3100 crores.
The 2017-18 parliamentary report also showed worry about seven veterinary universities and 35 colleges in the country but the facilities in these institutes are not in line with the minimum criteria of the Veterinary Council and the Veterinary Education Act. It is in need of immediate improvement.
The real expenses are being shifted to the advertisements, where our Prime Minister’s face is more important than the cow. Do you even think that animals husbandry department will need extra money to advertise their work? So why this additional money has been added to it in the name of advertisement?
Anyways we are living in a condition where Cow has become a product. If indeed the Modi government is serious about cow protection, and it really believes that cow still has an importance, the government would have to return Cow’s lost place in the rural economy, and for this, there must be a radical change in all governmental thinking.
Otherwise, the riots and debates will continue to happen on the cow and perhaps the tail of it will cross the stereotype of the election, but the cow will die by eating plastic or by sickness and in future, its place and number will be reduced.