Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani links law to protect cow with culture

We have enacted this law to re-establish the culture, to make Bharat Mata conquer the world one more time, and to send across a message that this government is committed to establishing basic constituents of Bharat Mata like the cow, Ganga, Gita,” said Vijay Rupani

Written by Gopal Kateshiya | Rajkot | Published:June 11, 2017 2:50 am
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GUJARAT CHIEF Minister Vijay Rupani has said that strengthening the cow protection law was among the most important decisions taken by his government to “re-establish culture” and “make Bharat Mata conquer the world one more time”. Earlier this year, the state government amended the Gujarat Animal Preservation Act to make cow slaughter an offence punishable by life imprisonment.

“We have enacted this law with a political will. We have grown for years in RSS… We have enacted this law to re-establish the culture, to make Bharat Mata conquer the world one more time, and to send across a message that this government is committed to establishing basic constituents of Bharat Mata like the cow, Ganga, Gita,” said Rupani. He was speaking at an event organised by Kshatriyas and Kathiawadi royals in Rajkot on Friday to felicitate him for enhancing the punishment for cow slaughter. Rupani is the MLA from Rajkot West.

“Sants, Kshatriyas and Jains who espouse the cause of jivdaya (compassion towards living beings) had feelings and welcomed this move (to make cow protection law stricter). But today, I’m noting with pain that, in the politics of this country, there are active people who shamelessly say that they have the freedom to slaughter cows in public and consume beef. In such circumstances, the government has made its voice heard by enacting this law to preserve culture,” said Rupani. Rupani said that amending the Gujarat Animal Preservation Act was one of the most important decisions taken by his government. “We enacted 24 laws in the budget session… One of them was to declare that this government has no sympathy for those who don’t have empathy for cows. And thus we brought into force the strongest cow protection law in the entire country,” he said.

Stating that the cow is an article of faith, Rupani said: “This event is not for my felicitation, but it is important for the fact that you have seized the opportunity to enhance the stature of the cow.” “It is the responsibility of rulers to re-establish our great tradition and history. Rulers need to learn from history. We need to humbly remember the great history of Gujarat, where Hamirji Gohil and other Kshatriyas sacrificed their lives while protecting the temple of Lord Shiva in Somnath, those who died for religion and other causes. We need to remember all this and ensure that it does not happen in future. We need to be on guard to ensure that vidharmis and enemies don’t exploit our weakness and that history is not repeated,” he said.

The meeting was organised by Mandhatasinh Jadeja, scion of the erstwhile royal family of Rajkot, and the Kshatriya community of Rajkot city. Jadeja is a member of the BJP’s state executive committee. Besides Rupani, Ministers Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Pradeepsinh Jadeja, senior BJP leader I K Jadeja, and Rajkot MP Mohan Kundariya were also present. The meet comes a few months before Gujarat goes to polls later this year. Over the last decade, Kshatriyas have begun to support the BJP.

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    Dawlat Singh
    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:19 am
    First Ask these Gujju to stop EXPORTING BEEF, then talk about the Hindu culture on one side they speak of Hindu culture Hindu Rashtar and on the other they support BEEF Exporters for money. Shame on you, Do what you speak if your dare to make Bharat a Hindu Rashtar
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      Kanhaiyalal Parikh
      Jun 11, 2017 at 11:03 am
      India is BharatVarsh not Miya Rashtar. Murkh!! Which Hindu Gujarati is in Beef business?
    2. V
      Jun 11, 2017 at 10:01 am
      Power key liye pahle ram Mandir ka sahara liya aur hazaron ki jaan li. Is baar Gai (cow) ka sahara lekar desh jalaney nikley hain satta key bhookey Bhediye.
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        Kanhaiyalal Parikh
        Jun 11, 2017 at 11:04 am
        Hahahahahah. Read the posters in Gujarat. Congress aave che, beef nu bhojan karine. End of Congress opposition in Gujarat.
      2. A
        Jun 11, 2017 at 9:34 am
        please make that five illiterate toilet less north indian states as hindu rashtra and get out of indian union! make cow as your president and ox as your fathers and gau mutra as your national drink and gaurakshak taliban as your police and please dont forget to make gober burger as a compulsory breakfast for kids in schools ! once these illiterate toiletless rape infested dirty taliban states are out from indian union rest of India can live in peace and can become a developed country within 5 years !
        1. M
          Jun 11, 2017 at 8:14 am
          जो भैस को काटने/ कटवाने में शामिल है वह जल्दी य ोक जायेगा भैसों का यमराज के वाहन भैसे से गुहार जंबू द्वीप के गुजरात के कुछ विवेकहीन, सत्ता व धन के लालचियो जो अपने को एक ख़ास धर्म का नेता कहते हैं ओर नागपुर स्थित लोगो से प्रेरणा लेते हैं आपके वंशज भैसों के साथ खुले आम अन्याय कर रहें है वे लोग अनुचित धन कमाने के लिए हम भैसों को कटवा कर खाड़ी के देशो में खाने के लिए बेच रहें है जब कि वे सत्ता व धन के लालच में हमारी तरह के अन्य चोपाए के लिए अपनी ही मनुष्य जाति को एक दूसरे को काटने के लिए सड़क पर खुली छूट दे रखी है ऐसे विवेकहीनो, सत्ता व धन के लालचियो को आप तुरन्त य ोक में पहुचाए ताकि जंबू द्वीप पर धर्म कायम हो सके अधर्मियो का समूल नाश हो और चित्रगुप्त जी महाराज के निर्णय के अनुसार विवेकहीनो, सत्ता व धन के लालचियो को कर्म को भोगने के लिए उस स्थान पर पहुचाए जो उनके लिए उचित है
          1. C
            Jun 11, 2017 at 7:27 am
            "Living Animals' are more valuable & productive than 'slaughtered animals'. 'Cooking gas' for all Indian families can provided @ 100 Rupees/ Cylinder if animals are protected. All Indians can be 'transported' @ 1 Rupee/10KM if animal slaughter is banned. The entire domestic Electricity requirements of India can be generated @ 1 Rupee /unit if animals are used judiciously instead of slaughter. ABOVE ALL VERY RICH & TOXIN FREE MANURE FOR ALL OUR FARMLANDS CAN BE PRODUCED FROM LIVE ANIMALS @ 25 COST OF HARMFUL POISONOUS CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS.
            1. E
              Jun 11, 2017 at 7:31 am
              Your suggestions are good & really beneficial. But we need honest Governments which can resist 'pressure & bribe tactics' from MAFIA GROUPS control 'meat', 'chemical fertilizers'. WE NEED HONEST LEADERS LIKE PAWAN CHAM ,CM OF SIKKIM
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              Nagar Iyer
              Jun 11, 2017 at 7:19 am
              Ban CHEMICAL FARMING & implement COW BASED ZERO BUDGET FARMING like Sikkim. This will effectively protect our cows & bulls from slaughter & cruelty.
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                Tarsame singh
                Jun 11, 2017 at 4:55 am
                VERY GOOD RUPANI SAHEB YOU ARE BETTER CM THAN SON OF DAMODAR DAS .Very good that you are so serious regarding RSS culture. Unfortunately you forgot to mention most important part of RSS culture and that is GOBAR AND I GALI.Gobar can be made a necessary ingredient of DHOKALA .Gobar is a very good subs ute for dalda also.
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                  Kanhaiyalal Parikh
                  Jun 11, 2017 at 11:06 am
                  abusing Gujarati culture. Shame on you.
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                    Kanhaiyalal Parikh
                    Jun 11, 2017 at 11:06 am
                2. M
                  Jun 11, 2017 at 4:46 am
                  Best service to India will be when caste and religious divide will be removed and the society become an example for the rest in its own right.
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