Friday, 31 March 2017
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Gauhatya (cow slaughter) is not just an issue, it is a question of our faith and belief. The cow has the status of Goddess in Hindu religion. Within the cow, the abode of Gods has been considered in our religious texts. Cows are specially worshiped on the occasion of Govardhan Puja, on the second day of Deepawali and they are adorned from peacock feathers etc. According to the Puranas, it is believed that all the deities inhabit in the cow. Tormenting cow in any form is considered a grave sin. To kill her is like opening the door to the hell, where many lives have to suffer. According to Atharva Veda, 'Dhenu Sadanam Rainnam' i.e. cow is the main source of prosperity. Cow is a sign of prosperity and profusion. It is the source of the nurturing of creation. She is mother. Many types of products are made from cow's milk. Fuels and composts are obtained from dungs. Medicines and fertilizers are made from urine.
The cow is not so worshipful that it gives milk and its existence meets our social fulfillment. Actually, according to the fact, the soul finally becomes a cow after taking birth in 84 lakhs Yoni (types of bodies). The scientists say that the cow is the only creature that inhales oxygen and releases oxygen only. While all creatures including humans inhale oxygen and release carbon dioxide.Trees and plants carry out reverse process of it. The cow's meat, which is called beef, everyone who sells or eat beef should abstain from it. What to do when the beef sellers themselves are related to Hindu religion?
A sensational report of Mr. Pramod Malik (BBC dot work) has been published in BBC (Hindi). This report is available in this regard. In the last few days, some slaughterhouses have been closed in Uttar Pradesh.
The government says it was being run illegally. When issue of slaughterhouses surfaces, common people make a perception that persons of a particular religion and class are involved in this profession without knowing the reality. You would be surprised to know that 10 big beef exports of India belong to the Hindu community. According to the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), a body of Ministry of Commerce, GOI, owners of 10 slaughter houses out of 74 in the country, belong to the Hindu community.
The country's largest abattoir is situated in Rudram village in Medak district of Telangana. Spread over 400 acres, Satish Sabharwal is the owner of this slaughterhouse. This abattoir runs Al Kabir Exports Pvt. Ltd. This abattoir is run by Al Kabir Exports Pvt. Ltd. From the headquarters located at Nariman Point, Mumbai, it exports beef to many Middle East countries.
It is also India's largest beef exporter and has offices in several Middle East cities. Suresh Sabharwal, Chairman Al Kabir Middle East told the BBC in the conversation on the phone from Dubai office- Religion and business are two different things and both should not be seen together. If any Hindu remains in beef business or any Muslim lends money on interest, what is the problem? Al Kabir had a business of about Rs 650 crore last year.
Sunil Kapoor is the owner of Arabian Exports Pvt. Ltd. It has its headquarters in Mumbai's Ashir Mansions. The Company exports the meat of the sheep also besides beef. Its board of directors includes Viratan Nagnath Woodchule, Vikas Maruti Shinde and Ashok Narang.
Madan Abbott is the owner of MKR Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Company's headquarters is in Delhi. The abattoir of Abbott Cold Storage Pvt. Ltd is situated in Samgauli village in Mohali district of Punjab. Its director is Sunny Abbott.
Anil Sood, owner of Alnnur Exports. This Company's office is in Delhi. But its abattoir and meat processing plant is in Shernagar village of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, they have plants in Meerut and Mumbai also. Its second partner is Ajay Sood. This company was established in 1992 and it exports beef to 35 countries.
Abattoir of AOV Exports Pvt. Ltd. is in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. Its director is O. P. Arora. This Company has been working since 2001. Company's headquarter is in Noida and Abhishek Arora is director of AOV Agro Foods. Plant of this company is in Mewat's Nooh.
Kamal Verma is director of Standard Foods Exports Private Limited. S Kumar is director of PN Products Exports. Slaughterhouse of Ashwini Agro Exports is in the Gandhi Nagar of Tamil Nadu. Company's Director K. Rajendran departs religion from business. He says that religion is a private thing and it should not be associated with his business at all. Sunny Khattar, partner of Maharashtra Foods Processing and Cold Storage, also believes that religion and business are different things, it is wrong to combine both. He says - I am a Hindu and I am in Beef business, so what has happened? There is no evil in it if any Hindu is in this business. I did not become a bad Hindu by doing this business.
Apart from this, there are many such companies of Hindus which are working only in the field of beef export. They do not have abattoir but they process, pack and export meat. Kanak Traders is such a company. Its proprietor Rajesh Swamy said that there is no discrimination between Hindus and Muslims in this business. People of both religions work together. There is no excuse for anyone being a Hindu. They also say that if slaughterhouses are closed then both Hindus and Muslims will meet loss. We believe that whether it be beef or pork (pig meat) neither should it be consumed nor its business. Most Indians refrain from these two.
The beef should be banned. Cow slaughter should be stopped, no matter whoever is involved.