Planning Project Cow like Project Tiger, a cow sanctuary in each state: MoS Home

Ahir, who handles Jammu and Kashmir division in the ministry, said security forces have shown restraint while dealing with protesters in the Valley.

Written by Rahul Tripathi | New Delhi | Updated: April 21, 2017 5:45 am
hansraj ahir, india pakistan relations, china border, india border, india pak border, hansraj ahir pakistan, mos Home on pakistan, india news, indian express news Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir. PTI Photo

AMID THE nationwide debate over demands to ban cow slaughter and rising incidents of violence by gau rakshaks, Minister of State (Home) Hansraj G Ahir has said the government is considering a proposal to set up “cow sanctuaries” and start a ‘Project Cow’ on the lines of ‘Project Tiger’.

“Humne yeh socha tha, aur kaafi din se hum is pe kaam bhi kar rahe hai… Gau hatya ko rok lagana hai, usme sabse bada adanga yeh aata hai ki inko paaley kaun… Iske liye ek gau abhyaaranya banane ki zaroorat hai aur chara… uska bhi collection karna padega. Har state mein honi chahiye… hum gau hatya par rok lagana sambhav hoga (We have been considering a proposal, and have been working on it for some days now… We need to stop cow slaughter, but the biggest stumbling block is who will take care of these cows… We need to make cow sanctuaries for this, and need to make arrangements for fodder also. Each state should have cow sanctuaries… Then we will be successful in stopping cow slaughter),” said Ahir, in an interview to The Indian Express on Thursday.

Isse hoga yeh ki kisan budhi gai ko bechne nahi jayega… Yeh ek paryay ho sakta hai, jaise Tiger Project…ek Cow Project bana sakte hain (This will stop farmers from selling old cows… A Project Cow, on the lines of Project Tiger, can be started… This can be an option),” said Ahir, a BJP MP from Chandrapur in Maharashtra.

“I have discussed the matter with the environment ministry and we plan to expedite this proposal,” he said, adding that a chara (food) bank can also be set up.

Ahir, who handles Jammu and Kashmir division in the ministry, said security forces have shown restraint while dealing with protesters in the Valley. Referring to the video of a man being tied to an Army jeep, he said it was a one-off incident.

“Forces have been fighting in the Valley for years with restraint. This seems to be a one-off incident and may have been as done as per the requirement of the situation. Kashmir is an integral part of India and security forces understand their responsibility. We cannot ask them to sit quietly,” he said.

Read | May we couldn’t allay fears in J&K, effort required, says Ahir

Ahir is also in charge of the union territory division, including Delhi. Asked about the Delhi government’s allegations that the Centre was stalling their work and several proposals were pending with the hime ministry, Ahir replied: “LG has recently cancelled their office allotment because they used illegal means. How can I clear such files? There is a process for clearing files.”

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    Matty
    Apr 22, 2017 at 8:08 am
    It was true when they said this during childhood - Gaai hamaari maataa hai, Humko kuch nahi aataa hai!
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      arc
      Apr 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm
      Umm , let me guess. Among the cows to be given place in the sanctuaries will be two certain bovine creatures with names Ummmma and M mriti.
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        savarkar
        Apr 21, 2017 at 4:07 pm
        cons uition and democracy is of the people by the people for the people there is no question about any cow or tiger and no place place for animals - this special animall minister should be left in deep forests for some tigers food - so that his dream of project will fullfil
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          mumbikar
          Apr 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm
          what our country needs is more mental hospitals built at a fast pace and very urgent, to accommodate these illiterate thugs and goons who use religion and fake nationalism for they defense !!!! swamy and irani are permanent residents of course, they will have company to p they time !!!
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            kempu
            Apr 21, 2017 at 2:22 pm
            The minister might be aware that there are thousands & thousands of migrant workers/displaced persons in every state in our country -- without roof over their heads. Tens of thousands of poor peasants have committed suicide. Can he spare a thought for these unfortunate fellow human beings, & start "Project Indian Humans"(who are mostly Hindus) in all the states ? While in the Human Development Index ranking India has slipped to 131st place, Indian billionaires (mostly Hindus) have become richer by Rs 1.28 lakh crore in fiscal 2017. Can these billionaires, who fill the election coffers of the ruling BJP, prevent this human tragedy ?
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              madhav
              Apr 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm
              Another surcharge or Cess is coming up. Now we pay Krishi Kalyan Cess and Swach Bharat Cess. One more Cess, Gau Kalyan Cess in addition to the above has to be paid.
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                s s nair
                Apr 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm
                A very good suggestion in deed. When there are bird sanctuary, tiger, lion why not a cow, buffalow, dog, cat, pig and so on.
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                  Ag
                  Apr 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm
                  Why cow sanctuary give all chaddi about 50 cow to look after them by keeping them in their bedroom because they are their mother and let their real human mother stay in cow sanctuary as they know now that animal mata are more important than them.
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                    manu
                    Apr 21, 2017 at 1:53 pm
                    You aninal eating species will never under the concept of cow.Hence even try to think about it, as ur brain ceases to operate rationally and ur canines have become like pigdogs
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                      kempu
                      Apr 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm
                      Chaddi project is actually less to do with "animal mata" , it is more a political project of dividing the people.
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                      SUDARSHAN KUMAR
                      Apr 21, 2017 at 10:27 am
                      Excellent Proposal. We must revive charagah system for our DESI cows. Govt. should work for eradication of foreign breed cows and pure Indian breed should be po rised. Pathmeda is an example to emulate
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                        emittrap
                        Apr 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm
                        Exactly. I agree with you. Our Desi Cows & bulls can meet our COOKING GAS requirements at a FREE OF COST basis, can TRANSPORT us @ 1 Rupee / 5 KM, can generate our ELECTRICITY @ 2 Rupees per unit & in addition totally save wasteful expenditure of 30 lakh crore per annum on harmful chemical FERTILIZERS & poisonous PESTICIDES.
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                        Ob_Server
                        Apr 21, 2017 at 10:16 am
                        BJP must impose a tax which only those who believe in the holiness of cows should pay. Only that tax should be used for looking after useless cows saved form slaughter. Not even 1 of the most ardent BJP supporters will voluntarily pay such a tax! Hypocrites!
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                          Ob_Server
                          Apr 21, 2017 at 10:13 am
                          A more urgent need is for psychiatric asylums for crackpots like Ahir and many in his stupid Parivar! He wants to make the cow an near-extinct animal just like the tigers unfortunatley are!
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                            kempu
                            Apr 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm
                            Well said ! But this isn't just hypocrisy : It is a well thought-out political strategy to establish "Hindu rashtra" -- a Hindu rashtra that can cover up the staggering inequalities.
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                            Naren
                            Apr 21, 2017 at 10:06 am
                            Cow is mother... and for mother do You have to think how to feed her? For mother everybody will give their 75 ry/income. By the way in few years po tion will decrease due topoverty, malnutrition, diseases and violence. Also the burden of J&K will be relieved. It will save our resources.
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                              Rakeah
                              Apr 21, 2017 at 10:12 am
                              So you are born of a cow. I did not know that a hybrid of cow and man can be made. I never seen someone who is born of a cow. My both parents are human unlike you. So how do you look like? A man with 4 legs, two horn and a tail.
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                              Rakeah
                              Apr 21, 2017 at 10:00 am
                              On one hand BJP are saying to make a project cow just like project tiger and on other hand they are saying to make a road through the middle of Corbett National Park. People at BJP are confused.
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                                Joe
                                Apr 21, 2017 at 9:56 am
                                Our socio-economic indicators are the envy of the w world, now we can dedicate our unwavering focus to the luxurious well being of the cow.
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                                  M m reddy
                                  Apr 21, 2017 at 9:49 am
                                  There is nothing wrong in tying a stone Pelter to an army vehicle. The act is very much needed based on the cir stances evident in the valley. It is to avoid much damage and suffering to the anti social elements in particular and to the indian cons ution in general. Failure to stop stone pelting by general public is attributed to ineffective handling of ground realities on the part of Army. Now its proved how effective and how restraint our ARMY is
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                                    Joe
                                    Apr 21, 2017 at 9:49 am
                                    By 2019 we can become the greatest cow republic in the w world. Reality is becoming more like parody everyday. Also being downright absurd such silly posturing captures public attention and it helps distract people from all the more serious issues.
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                                      Sundar BN
                                      Apr 21, 2017 at 9:28 am
                                      The cow is SHrESHT arthaat, the most divine and rightly, should have sanctuaries just as her mortal enemy - the tiger - gets to have some. Questions : the cow's main input is gr . Thus, the food of our Goddess is gr . Gr should therefore, too be revered just as elixir arthaat ambrosia - the food of our Gods - is revered. When looked this way, the cutting and mowing of gr and stampeding on it or even stepping on it with our soiled footwear too appears an abomination. How can we putrs of gau mAtA step on the very thing that provides her sustenance. Gr should therefore be given a protected tag and never be cut nor mown and infidels walking on gr should be straightaway, hanged. And, the Tiger, the mortal enemy and predator of the bovine species should be demoted from the National Animal status if it is one. In fact, tigers should be summarily despatched to the nether world. Amen.
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                                        Raghu
                                        Apr 21, 2017 at 8:34 am
                                        Very good idea indeed.
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                                          Andrew Mohan Charles
                                          Apr 21, 2017 at 8:30 am
                                          No edit facility in the comments column? Ain't that handicap 'media bias'?
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                                            Andrew Mohan Charles
                                            Apr 21, 2017 at 8:24 am
                                            “Humne yeh socha tha, aur kaafi din se hum is pe kaam bhi kar rahe hai… Gau hatya ko rok lagana hai, usme sabse bada adanga yeh aata hai ki inko paaley kaun… Iske liye ek gau abhyaaranya banane ki zaroorat hai aur chara…i Sochnay ka kaam aur kisi par o Mahrashtra may kisan kudh kushi kar raha ha bukhe honay say. Pradhan sevak kay a kalay South Indian nanga naach raha hai bhuke hokay ghaas kha raha hai aur AAP ghai kay liye Roti, Kapda aur Makan kay baray may baath kar rahay ho?
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                                              Uma Dasgupta
                                              Apr 21, 2017 at 8:09 am
                                              You mean that is where the BJP headquarter of each state will be situated?
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