Locked Slaughterhouses: Boost for Rural Economy

The first work, after Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Utter Pradesh did, many slaughterhouses were sealed in all parts of the state. This action was promised in the election manifesto of the Bharatiya Janta Party for the assembly elections. With the action, it is clear that the ‘Gauvansh Sanrakahan’ drive has begun.

But opposition parties are opposing this sealing drive. They have no proper logic but they are worried about the Muslim vote banks because owners and employees are all Muslims. This non-issue has become the biggest issue. Through their opposition in the name of loss of employment they only want to target PM Modi, CM Yogi, BJP, RSS, and Hindus. It is shocking to see the hypocrisy and fascism of supporters of beef eating and cow slaughtering. Moreover, all these slaughterhouses are illegal.
If Hindus are demanding the total ban on cow slaughter and sealing of slaughterhouses, there is nothing wrong in this. People’s memory is very poor. Bans are neither new nor unusual in this nation. In India, even all type of dissections is banned in labs even for educational purposes and researches. Now even earthworms, cockroaches, rats, fish, frog, monkey, etc., cannot be dissected. As a result of this in the field of education and research nation is suffering very heavily.
Similarly, medicinal tests, pharmaceutical tests etc., on insects and animals like rats, monkeys, horses, frogs, dogs, etc., are also banned in India. As a result of all these bans country has been suffering. Education, research all have been suffering very heavily. Academicians, researchers, and scientists are working under tremendous pressure on account of such bans.
Similarly, animal shows in circuses are also banned. Even jugglers cannot keep animals like monkeys, bear, and even snakes. As a result of this lakhs of people lost their livelihood.
They all supported the killings of animals in slaughter houses. They never care that since the late-1990s, animal rights fighters have succeeded in banning the long-established arts in India that expertise in training animals for shows as a means of living. There was a time when snake charmers and Baazigars would be sent to international fairs as emissaries of India’s conventional art forms.
But when the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 was extended to these communities, they became criminals and law breakers. With one blow of the pen, their centuries-old art forms came to be treated as an unlawful activity, without even bother to offer them any alternative means of employment for survival.
Ban and sealing are not new in this nation. In Kashmir valley, all the cinema halls have been closed by the Muslim fringe groups, since the last three decades. In Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar has banned sale and drinking of liquor. Bihar has also closed all the illegal slaughterhouses. In Punjab, cigarette smoking is banned in a number of areas.
All these bans and closing was done on the demands of secularists, communists, NGOs, activists, animal lovers, right activists etc., in the name of preventing cruelty to animals or to appease minority vote banks. But the same elements are supporting and demanding open beef eating, cow slaughtering, and illegal slaughter houses. This is fascism and hypocrisy in the name of freedom to eat, secularism and multiculturalism.
Perhaps this also shows that in this country it has become a secular fashion to hurt the sentiments of Hindus. Now it is a shame that secular goons have been organising cow slaughtering and beef parties in open, and through media, in universities, in front of temples etc. By their behaviour, they are shaming the nation. In India, Jain community is also against animal slaughtering.
This closing of slaughter houses will be a big Boost for Rural Economy. Now a large number of cows, buffaloes, goats etc. will be saved and they will be available for farmers, villagers, poor and Dalits at low prices. So in return, they will earn good money by selling their products and by using them for agriculture and commercial use.
It is also good for the environment. In slaughterhouses, biological wastes were inserted or dumped into the earth through bore well by the help of acid. This dumping has polluted the ground water and soil in almost all part of the state. But now water and soil pollution will be reduced.
The production of milk and products will be increased and their prices will be reduced due to increased supply. Similarly, for agriculture, more compost fertilizer will available and used. This will reduce the use of urea and chemicals which will again reduce the soil pollution. This will ensure the supply of good and nutritious eatables.
With the sealing of slaughterhouses, these saves animals will eat extra crops, leaves, and paddy and wheat straws. There will be no need to burn them. This will reduce air pollution. These slaughterhouses also do not follow the health and hygiene norms, hence playing havoc with the health of the people. So the people will get rid of unhealthy and unhygienic meat.
A large number of animals slaughtered are stolen from villages. These thieves not only steal the animals but even kill the owners of animals who resisted the theft of animals. Now there will be less crime and a large number of human lives will be saved. Some time theft and slaughtering of cows also flare up communal riots. For some extent, communal riots will also be checked.
On this sealing drive, secular politicians, Communist, writers, artists all rushed to TV anchors and the handpicked chatterati who appear on TV debates in favour of slaughtering and meat eating. They even went to the extent that the meat ban violates fundamental liberties, erode state’s secular character, and harm the cause of multiculturalism. Even some made a forecast that ban on beef eating may break the nation. Good comedy by secularists.
But it was necessary to ask why our intellectual elite have never before felt outraged at far more draconian bans, with far deadlier outcomes? Why this double standard? Why all are criticizing a great Yogi CM. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that out of job secularists and communist groups has got a work.
Meat united arch enemies. Here Taslima Nasreen and Salman Rushdie are banned. Mani Ratnam and A.R.Rahaman are attacked because their films and songs are not like by some maulanas. Crackers and colours on Diwali and Holi are restricted by court directions. Courts also imposed a ban on the immersion of Hindu idols in rivers. But all are silent on these bans.
The idea of killing animals for the purpose of pleasure or taste cannot be appreciated. The current debates around sealing of slaughter houses have also similarly little to do with the respect for life and everything is related issues of culture, votes, and power. Token support for a community, separation of the meat — eating ‘them’ and the vegetarian ‘us’, ignoring the fact that this is an obviously flawed definition behind hidden a pervert vested interest.
To make bans a cultural fault line is dangerous, given its essential nature. To disallow or allow a certain kind of food in the name of sentiment has unlike the case of other freedoms like the right to expression, no other intention but to draw boundaries. Secularism has become a new kind of tool to spread intolerance and hate. If one abuse Hindus, Modi, Yogi, BJP or RSS, one will become a brand name in the trade of secularism.