Beef Ban & Hypocrisy of Hindutva Brigade

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Source: Cow with 84 deities /Wikimedia commons
The aim of this article is to highlight the atrocities of the hindutva brigade in name of cow vigilantism and open support, encouragement and even incitement of such anti social elements by the BJP government at the center and especially in BJP ruled states to create communal polarization for its “majority appeasement” vote bank politics. The animosity, hatred and demonization of Muslims going on in the name of various tools like love jihad, beef ban etc. is seeding the seeds of mistrust, alienation and animosity between communities due to which not only current but even future generations of Indians will pay the price.
“Since BJP government came in power there has been increase in crime in the name of “Gau Raksha” against Muslims and Dalits, there has been series of deaths mostly Muslims as a result of these crimes and the number of attacks has increased by almost 97% since 2014.”
Also through this article we would like to expose the double face of hindutva where on one hand it talks about cow protection and gau-mata in states with Hindu majority or where such talk appeases their vote-bank while on other hand it takes completely opposite stand in some states again for the same reason i.e vote-bank. Hindutvadis hearts used to bleed due to India becoming #1 in beef exports which was considered morally reprehensible with hindutva Idea of India as a Hindu Rashtra while at the same time it doesn’t stop them from taking party funds from beef exporters or being partner in beef export business.
Hindutvadis get pained if Muslims eat beef or deal in beef business but they don’t care if 4 out of top 6 beef exporters of India are Hindus. So hope through this article people realize how they are being taken for ride again and again by these cunning politicians where they change the discourse from development to other non-issues and hopefully teach them a lesson during next elections.

Crocodile Tears of PM Modi before elections on India becoming #1 in Beef Exports

  • In the video we can clearly see Modi before being elected as India’s PM stating that India becoming #1 in beef exports is not a matter of pride rather it is a matter of shame.
  • He goes on to play on Hindutva sentiments by stating “aapka kaleja ro raha hai ki nahin mujhe maloom nahi mera kaleja cheekh cheekh ke pukar raha hai“, meaning his heart pains at the thought of India becoming #1 in beef exports as according to Hindutva it is morally reprehensible to eat beef or to be involved in beef business.
  • Point to be noted here is that India is leading exporter of Buffalo Beef (Cara Beef) not cow beef and cow beef was banned in most states even before BJP government came to power. So Modi’s heart is bleeding here not for cow beef but for buffalo (Cara) beef as this is the category under which India became #1 in exports, clearly the speech is from 2012.
  • He goes on to exhort people not to remain silent and suffer the ignominy of India becoming the #1 beef exporter.
  • He closes by making sarcastic comment on then PM by stating that we cant expect answers from those who don’t speak; Well the same applies to him now, we cant expect answers from one who doesn’t listen.

Beef Exports after BJP Government came in Power

Keeping in view what was mentioned by Modi before becoming the PM w.r.t India becoming #1 in (Buffalo) beef export it is but logical to expect that he & his government would have taken strict stand like banning beef export. Reality is that beef export business continues to thrive [please check the stats in table below] even under BJP rule thus exposing the real face and hypocrisy of hindutva brigade.

World Beef Exports /beef2live.com

This single example is enough to totally erase any remaining credibility that BJP government has but when we have most of the media being on the payrolls of ruling party competing with each other in singing paeans of the government and indulging in pro-government propaganda day and night there is rarely anyone who asks such questions from the ruling party. If any reporter dares to ask such questions he is made an object of ridicule by BJP troll army on social media and sometimes even starts receiving threats from hindutva goons against him and his family.

If cow beef hurts sentiments of people there is no harm in banning it however what is appalling is that government is just interested in using this as a tool for meeting political ends and demonizing Muslims. We have fake Gau rakshaks Lynch mobs who are Targeting people across the country even killing scores of people in name of Gau rakshaks whereas the government and police treat these criminals with kids gloves and often file case against the victims themselves.

4 out of Top 6 Beef Exporters of India are non-Muslims

In Northeast where most are used to eating beef the BJP government has a different moral standard and approach. So based upon political convenience they can compromise on this issue then what moral right they have to Target particular community over the same ?

It has been exposed how there is a criminal Nexus where he fake Gau rakshaks are earning money through blackmailing and threat …there are allegations of gaushalas eating up money meant for cows and the animals in very dire situation neglected and famished but owners of Gau shalas minting money in name of cow protection

Last year there was news about hindutva cow protection champion owning a beef exporting business. Such is the shameless brazenness of these people.

hooliganism in the name of self-proclaimed gau raksha / indianexpress.com

All in all it is amply clear that hindutvas fake concern for cow protection is meant for public consumption and religious polarization by playing to the sentiments of people. It is an attempt to further marginalized those small traders who were in beef business so that they can help the big beef exporters. It is alleged that BJP receives funds from some of the beef exporters, it it is true then this will take hypocrisy to next level.

If cow is really considered mata by hindutva then stop beef exports in India, close down all beef exporting businesses, stop using leather products stop having diplomatic relationship and doing business with countries who consume and import beef start really providing shelter and food for old cows who can no longer produce milk and then they can claim to have moral right to speak about cow protection…otherwise don’t expect anyone to take you seriously.

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