Yogi Adityanath has once again demonstrated his fierce administrative skills right from the very onset. As per the reports, four police personnel who were allegedly trying to defend a cow-killer have been suspended on Saturday. With the suspension, Yogi Government has given a loud and clear message to all those involved in cow slaughtering as well those trying to shield the culprits.
Cops suspended for shielding a cow slaughter
Reportedly, in Fatehpur, a man was charged for being involved in an incident of illegal cow slaughter on Thursday. Despite violating the law, the cops in charge attempted to protect the accused from being prosecuted.
Thereafter, the UP government went on to take action against the cops and suspended the four policemen; sub-inspectors Shami Ashraf and Aneesh Kumar Singh, head constable Manoj Kumar, and constable Rajesh Tiwari were suspended after the allegations of protecting Haidar, the accused, against them were found to be true.
Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar Singh said the action against the four policemen was followed after a complaint was lodged by the villagers and a probe a circle officer.
Yogi against slaughtering
Though Uttar-Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955 criminalized any abattoir operating within the state, cow meat industries in UP rose to one of the highest in the country. While the former ruling parties SP, BSP and Congress overlooked such a sensitive matter for minority appeasement, Yogi Adityanath took up this issue in his hands in 2017.
Since then, CM Adityanath has delivered what his manifesto had clearly stated, “stern steps for closing down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanised slaughterhouses shall be taken.”
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Earlier in 2020, he stated that he vows not to spare anyone involved in cow slaughter. He said, “Those involved in such an act will go to jail. We will save cows at any cost.”
The barbarism of cow slaughters
Though Cow-protection had been an eminent part of our ancient Indian culture, people, nowadays, consider it as a communal and a criminal act. In the past, many incidents of atrocities against the Gau Rakshaks have been reported. Back in 2017, British-resident Sonia Sharma and her friend Archie Barnwal were shot down by cow smugglers when these two brave women tried to save the cows that were tightly stuffed and carried in a small pick-up van. This incident took place on Sohna Road, Gurgaon. Not only this, in Oct 2015, Prashant Poojary was stabbed and killed at Mangalore by 6 members of the Popular Front of India for protesting against an illegal slaughterhouse near Moodbidri Temple.
Cow protection a part of Directive Principles of State Policy
Earlier as reported by TFI, Article 48 of the Constitution clearly states, “The State shall endeavour to organize agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for preserving and improving the breeds and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle.”
Directive Principles of State Policy are not directly enforceable in a Court of law. Yet, they are the fundamental principles of governance, and the State is supposed to proactively implement them in its legislative and executive policies.
The Cow, according to the Shastras, is one of the Mothers of the Hindus. To defend the Cow is to defend the Vedas, the deeds of one’s Ancestors, and the Gita itself.