Tuesday, September 25, 2012


www.ariseindiaforum.org - On two different occasions within a two-week period Satish Kumar and his dedicated men of Gau Raksha Dal Punjab intercepted two trucks headed for a slaughterhouse in Agra and safely located the oxen they carried in goshallas (protected stables) in the Vraja Mandala area. The first truck carried twentyeight healthy Kangrej oxen and the second one carried twenty full size and healthy desi oxen. The two trucks and crewmembers were turned over to the Mathura and Chatta police stations where they were booked for illegal transportation of kine. 
Satish Ji has successfully put an end to illegal transportation of cows in Punjab and is now training others how to stop it in other states. He has found much support in the Vrindavana area and is organizing to expand his activities along the Delhi-Agra highway where reportedly many trucks illegally carry kine to illegal slaughterhouses in Agra and the surrounding area. The captured trucks were new ten and twelve-wheelers and were identified as carrying livestock as they displayed certain movements not characteristic of vehicles carrying stationary goods.  

The oxen were packed in tightly and each was restrained by a nose harness. Though it is not accurately known, it is suspected that the oxen had to endure this tortuous treatment for more than thirty hours. One of the trucks had two men riding in the compartment with the oxen and among their possessions was found syringes and tranquilizing drugs to keep the oxen sedated during travel. The two butchers riding among the oxen drew their knives and attempted to stab the go-sevaks (cow servers) who were riding on the canvas covering above the oxen while the driver swerved and swayed the truck at ninety kilometers perhour in the attempt to throw the go-sevaks off. 
Several members of Gau Raksha Dal followed behind in their vehicles along with the police. When confronted with the second impenetrable roadblock the butchers abruptly stopped and fled on foot into the fields of buckwheat bordering the highway. After a heated chase through muddy fields, the butchers were apprehended and turned over to the police who transported them and the truck back to Chatta.

Despite the fact that butchers took special care to conceal the oxen in trucks, still the expert members of Gau Raksha Dal - who are trained to identify vehicles carrying livestock - were able to detect that the truck was illegally transporting animals. Assisted by the Mathura Police the suspected truck was stopped and an inspection revealed the truck carried twenty-eight magnificent Kangrej oxen. The dedicated work of the Gau Raksha Dal Punjab has the potential to restore Bharat (India) to its former glory. All go-bhaktas (devotees) should do their best to support them in all ways possible. It is a tragedy that modern society does not appreciate the significance of caring for cows and bulls, but instead it exploits and kills them.

To ensure spiritual well-being, brahmanas must be protected, and to ensure material well-being, cows must be protected. In a simple agrarian society it is easy to see the value of cow protection. The cow eats grass which humans cannot eat, and turns it into the “miracle food” of milk, which is versatile and full of nutrition. From milk comes yoghurt, cheese, butter and ghee (butter-oil). In return for her milk, the cow is protected and cared for as a member of the community, and she and the bull are never slaughtered. The bull cannot give milk, but he can be just as valuable because he likes to work hard in the fields, ploughing, grinding and pulling carts. While the bull helps to produce grains and vegetables, the cow gives milk. Milk products combined with grains and vegetables produce the perfect balanced human diet. The protection of the cow and the bull is therefore the basis for a simple and prosperous life.

Ranchor Prime (Śripad Ranchor Dasa) :
“Hinduism & Ecology”
Chapter 12 “An Alternative Society”
Friends of Vrindavan (FOV) - WWF

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"


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