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Holy Cow!
In Punjab, You Say? Pity.





Any cruelty on cows will be dealt severely soon in Punjab as the government, in order to check 'cruelties on cows', has decided to elevate the existing Cow Board into a full-fledged commission having the powers to punish the culprits indulging in cow slaughter or cruelly harming the animal.

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal made the announcement on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Badal said the commission would not only look into cases pertaining to the 'cruelties on cows' but would also help in rehabilitating the stray cows which would further help in checking atrocities on them. Badal said "by doing so, Punjab will be maiden state in the country to have enacted law for cow protection ensuring offence is punishable with imprisonment for ten years".

Carcasses of many cows were found at the village factory on June 10 and knowing about it after villager Sukwinder Dass had alerted villagers, angry residents supported by members of Hindu organizations going on rampage had demolished factory, ransacked houses of three factory partners. Administration had to clamp curfew and Mansa SSP Sukhdev Singh Chahal was placed under suspension.

Chief Minister said he had already directed the DGP to ensure culprits involved in this dreadful crime are given exemplary punishment so that no one should dare to commit this crime in future.

Badal said the whistleblower of this case, Sukhwinder Dass, who dared to bring the incident into light will be honoured by the state government on Independence Day for his rare act of bravery. Regarding construction of memorial at the site of cow slaughter, Chief Minister said the government has already initiated process of acquiring land of factory adding that state government would take any decision to respect wishes of area residents.

Chief Minister said directions have been given to local government department to ask all the municipal corporations of the state to sign memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the local Gaushalas for the protection and proper upkeep of the cows.

Local government minister Chunni Lal Bhagat, Punjab Gau Sewa Board Chairman, Keemti Bhagat, Rajasthan Gau Rakhsha Commission chairman, RS Rajasthani, were also present.


[Courtesy: Times of India]

June 21, 2012



Conversation about this article

1: R. Singh (Canada), June 21, 2012, 10:30 AM.

This is the kind of neo-fascists that India needs to divest itself, if it wants to keep its secularism alive. They have ample time to look at the welfare of cows (though God knows what wrong the buffalo has done, and also happens to be the one actually providing milk) but not for farmers whose very livelihood has vanished, and are killing themselves out of desperation. The youth are steeped in drug and alcohol addictions, cancer is causing havoc in some areas ... and these people will run around protecting cows, instead? Badal and son have really taken leave of their senses, madly clinging to the hindutava bandwagon as if there was no tomorrow.

2: Nav Singh (London, United Kingdom), June 21, 2012, 12:10 PM.

Badal is worrying about protecting cows ... when he happily distributes drugs to the easily manipulated and weak to get them addicted to drugs and get more votes. It's a disgrace. The drug and alcohol issue in Punjab is solely due to Badal and his drones who provide young guys with drug and alcohol tokens in return for votes. Why is it that for a state that does not produce any drugs does Punjab have more movement of drugs than any other state? Something must be done to get Badal out of power, before he completely destroys Punjab ... but those that speak against him get tortured and killed. Badal runs Punjab just as Beant Singh did ... we call for Khalistan but with Sikh chief ministers like this, I dread to think what Khalistan would be like. It's a disgrace.

3: Baldev Singh (Bradford, United Kingdom), June 21, 2012, 1:12 PM.

Brahminism comes from Hinduism, with cow worship and 'flat world' superstition and tribalism.

4: Sangat Singh (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), June 21, 2012, 1:27 PM.

What a parody, and how very sweet maudlin concern for the protection of cows. Hopefully bulls are included, while another cow is locking horns to throw Bibi Prakash Kaur's oppressors off those destitute, lovely kids who are being threatened with homelessness again. This, I suspect, must be after a bout of drinking to produce such a maudlin sentiment. I remember such a tearful concern of a stone drunk lying in the drain of Railway Bazar Chowk in Lyallpur who had a dog for company, licking his face for a drop of refreshment. Accidentaly, our tearful drunk got hold of the dog's tail and sentimentally slurred: "Harnam Kaurey, aj ikko gutt keetee ay!" "O Harnam Kaur, today you have done your hair in only one plait!"

5: Sunny Grewal (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada), June 21, 2012, 4:50 PM.

Ten years for abusing a cow and a pat on the back when you abort your baby girl. Fantastic.

6: G.C. Singh (U.S.A.), June 21, 2012, 9:15 PM.

If you remove the pants of the corrupt and cowardly Parkash Singh Badal, you will find khaki shorts under it. This RSS man has collected hundreds of crores rupees as blood money in his role as a collaborator in the genocide of tens of thousands of innocent Sikhs and for protecting well known and well recognized mass murderers. He has done immeasurable harm to all our institutions and is responsible for the current plight of the Sikh nation.

7: R. Singh (Canada), June 22, 2012, 4:41 PM.

Nav Singh ji, these people have nothing to do with Khalistan or any another -stan. They are stooges of fascists like the RSS. Let's stop adopting foisted people as example of Sikhs, when they are doing their utmost to help assimilate us at the behest of their masters.

8: Inderjeet Kaur (U.S.A.), June 24, 2012, 6:04 PM.

I see this is posted in the humuor section. May I hope that it is perhaps a parody, a comic piece of satire? I mean Badal is one of my least favourite people, but surely even he wouldn't go this far. [EDITOR: It is taken verbatim from a news story published in India. It's been put in the HUMOUR section because it is so asinine that we found it sad AND humourous.]

9: H.S. Dhindsa (Dollowal, Punjab), July 21, 2012, 6:17 PM.

The Decision they made is only to make happy to their BJP supportive voters, if they are really An animal lover, Why don't they make the same rules for Abusing of all animals.. Why only to a Cow. Here CM must think about the other problems of State which are more important than this.

10: Jaspreet (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada), October 16, 2012, 9:16 PM.

Goodness. The cops in India can torture, rape and kill innocent citizens with impunity but a cow can warrant ten years in prison?

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