Worship only Indian cows, says protection group
During a Rath Yatra procession in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, devotees were greeted with hoardings and banners that asked them to offer prayers to only Indian cows.
One of the banner put up outside the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) office by the Bansari Gaushala explained to devotees the difference between Indian and Foreign breed cows.
The message on the banner read, “The Indian Gau Matas’ milk, urine, dung are holy. Recent scientific research has shown how cow urine has gold. Besides this, cow milk has A2 proteins which is safe for health.”
The banner claimed that Foreign breed cows for ex. Jersey cows, has A1 proteins in their milk which are harmful for health. It further stated that Jersey cows’ milk, dung and urine are not pure. Moreover, it asked the devotees to feed only Indian cows as a matter of ritual.
While speaking to Times of India, the chairman of Gauseva Ayog and Gauchar Vikas Board, Vallabh Kathiria, said, “Indian cows have a hump which is not there in European milch animals. For instance, Nilgai is not a cow nor can you call a camel or buffalo a cow. We have been conducting extensive awareness activities. The banners seen on Rath Yatra route today may have been put up by NGOs or private dairy bodies which are also helping spread awareness.”
Claiming that only the milk of Indian breed cows is good for health, Kathiria added, “We have proof that the Indian cow’s urine alone has 833 different compounds, including vitamins, trace elements, and proteins. Its milk has bio-enhancers and immune modulators.”
The owner of Bansari Gaushala, Raju Patel, said that since Jersey cows played a major role in bringing about a white revolution in the country, people have forgotten about indigenous cows which are a part of Indian culture.
Patel further added, “I had put up six hoardings on Rath Yatra route informing people of the harm that foreign breed bovines Jersey and Holstein-Friesian cows have caused us. They have harmful ingredients like A1 proteins in their milk which cause fatty liver disease and other similar ailments.”