A couple of minutes ago I got to know that they imposed a bill which bans the slaughter of bulls and bullocks, which was previously allowed based on a fit-for-slaughter certificate. Cow slaughter in Maharashtra was, however banned since 1976. Someone having a possession or involved in trading of beef can get a five year of jail and a ten thousand rupees fine for. This bill was passed in 1995 by BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and was pending for an approval. After almost two decades, our President Mr. Pranab Mukharjee signed on the bill to ban the trade of beef completely.
“Thanks a lot honourable President sir for the assent on Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill. Our dream of ban on cow-slaughter becomes reality now,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted.
Now my concern is the people reacting about it. Hindu’s on all of their social media are expressing themselves to be happy for this rule. But, this is not it, they are also criticizing the Non-Hindu’s for eating beef. Moreover, they think it is for the good will of nation as majority of them consider cows sacred and are satisfied with this decision.
My simple question to all such people is, I and many others which turn up to a vast majority do not like smoking cigarettes, why not ban them?
I believe if you want something to end, you can do it by stopping yourself from doing it and also encouraging others to stop it. You cannot just ban it for all of them. Banning something would lead to smuggling. And smuggling would lead to a rise in many other issues. Here in this case the ban on beef would make many people jobless, hurt sentiments of people of many other religions and would also create a negative image of our country by showing India as a country only for Hindu’s.
Sometimes I feel annoyed when I recall the fact that religion is guiding people. People are becoming puppets of religion. They are being deprived of their own thoughts and the rules mentioned in their respective religion are imposed on them. Not eating animals for the sake of humanity is completely acceptable, but if you do it for religion then I smell fear. Following your religion blindly would end up making you a wimp.
I would say you cannot believe in God’s opinions unless you believe in yours.
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