India is a democratic country. For the people, of the people and by the people. This is something I remember studying in one of the textbooks back in school. Yes it just is a fancy expression for being in a democratic country.
We have our dictators and dictatorships under wraps, oh! You the so called political parties…. It is all about Monarchy and patriarchy and all other archies we can think off!
Now India is a country where the choice of food is defined by regulations. India is now a country where in, meat ban is more important than importance of education, crime rates, rapes, fraud cases and medical facilities.
The meat ban, closing of the slaughter houses and people on the streets forcing the international food chains and our own people out of work is another new low for us as a society.
We have life imprisonment for consuming beef, but rapist? What about the fraud cases?
The discrimination based on caste, language, color, money, state etc.. Was not enough that we go overboard with this too?
The amount of people on streets doing the best to sustain the meat ban just proves the unemployment rates in India. We need to be very concerned about this and not celebrate it.
This is very disturbing. If we talk about cow meat in particular that, cow is worshiped, what about these animals who are also associated with God and mythology:
Dog— Kal Bhairav(Shiva)
Boar— Varaha (Vishnu)
Lion — Narasimha (Vishnu)
Tiger — Durga
Snake— Vishnu and Shiva
Elephant — Ganesh
Mouse — Ganesh
Peacock — Ayyapa
These are a few I could think of. What are we doing for them? Animal protection is important and we do need to address that, but making it political and creating differences is no solution to anything.
It is very clear why the meat ban is receiving this kind of importance. I only wish we could leave all this and focus more on what is important for this country.
India needs awareness on not only our culture but also cultures around the world. The new laws in America is an important issue as it effects a huge chunk of the working class. Education is becoming expensive by the hour, we need to get better laws for the education system.
As a country we need new medical policies. Safety of the children and women. There are just so many issues. But surely meat ban is not one of them.
What one eats is his or her personal choice. Food is supposed to bring people closer and not create differences.