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Uttarakhand to develop Haridwar village into cow pilgrimage centre

Jayswal said Kartarpur village was where many Hindus had laid down their lives while protesting against killings of cows way back in 1918.

By: Express News Service | Dehradun | Updated: August 25, 2017 12:06 pm
cow pilgrimage centre, Kartarpur cow pilgrimage centre, Uttarakhand cow pilgrimage centre, cow protection, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Trivendra Singh Rawat on cow, RSS, indian express news Uttarakhand, famous for its Char Dham Yatra, will soon be able to boast of a cow pilgrimage centre or gau teerth. (Representational Image)

Uttarakhand, famous for its Char Dham Yatra, is set to get a cow pilgrimage centre or gau teerth soon. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is learnt to have given his go-ahead for setting up of such a centre at Katarpur village in Haridwar on the suggestion of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

In a closed-door meeting held earlier this week, RSS joint general secretaries Krishna Gopal and Dattatreya Hosabale along with other RSS leaders met Rawat and a few ministers in the state. “Efforts for cow protection, including freeing grazing land for cows that have been encroached upon, reopening closed cow shelters, and increasing budget for cow protection were discussed at the meeting along with the construction of a cow memorial in Katarpur,” said L P Jayswal, who is the kshetra samajik samrasta sanyojak with the RSS, and was present at the meeting.

Jayswal said Kartarpur village was where many Hindus had laid down their lives while protesting against killings of cows way back in 1918. “In 1918, at least four Hindus were hanged to death, and about 130 were sent to the Kala Pani prison [in Andaman and Nicobar Islands] by the British for opposing cow killings in the village,” Jayswal said, adding developing the village into a gau teerth would also include the construction of a cow memorial in the village, and organising fairs around cow protection.

While confirming that CM Rawat has agreed to set up the cow protection centre, Jayswal, however, said there was no discussion on when the work on the centre would start.

In another decision on cow protection, Rawat had on July 26 agreed to a collaboration between the Uttarakhand government and Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth to set up a gau dham – a “world-class” facility to “promote cow protection”, while focussing on the formulation and sale of products from cows including that from its milk and urine.

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    stud.
    Aug 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm
    GODSAVES THIS COUNTRY FROM SANGIS
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      d
      Aug 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm
      Why these katwaas are commenting on Hindu matters, Mr Jinnah created Pakstn for katwaas to live. Then why these katwaas bhawdaas are still living in India. Hindus are not interested in what katwaas do in Pakstn. So katwaas living in India should go to their katwaa country. Hindus are safe without these katwaas.
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        b khosla
        Aug 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm
        Gau Teerath will take you to heaven. Will make India the richest and wealthiest. Why waste time in studies or work. Just drink the Gau Mutra - amrit of life and fortune will flow.
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          Allah Baksh
          Aug 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm
          WHY are CHRIstians here using hindu names and spreading hatred against HIndus and Hinduism? Same CHRISTians are spreading hatred against Islam in western world. It is because you hate humanity as your Jesus so called god was hanged live for being a terrorist? And no wonder hate is built in you.
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            Joe
            Aug 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm
            Some of us will not tolerate religious supers ion (whtether it is christian, hinndu or islam/) to be forced down the public's throat in 2017 India. You are free to eat or not eat whatever you like and to practice your religion peacefully but you cannot force it on the rest of us. Some of us are atheists too and have had enough of this rubbish politics under the garb of religion. And some people are also religious but can separate genuine religion from bull politics.
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              d
              Aug 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm
              Abey katwey, greatest threat to India is the katwaas living in India. These katwaas bhawdaas living in India, eat in India and spoiling India. See Kashmir for example.
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            ladu
            Aug 25, 2017 at 12:25 pm
            I hope the RSS will bear the cost of this cow protection Teerth and not the government. Tax payers should not be asked to contribute to this religious belief. Also there should be a strong surveillance and checking of the cow facilities. Otherwise some local BJP fellow will eat up the money faster than the cows will chew their grass.
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              Allah Baksh
              Aug 25, 2017 at 12:53 pm
              Christians using Hindus names and spreading hate and hatred against Hindus and Hinduism. Same Christians spread hate against Islam worldwide. HIndus and Muslims lived in peace till the coward hatemonger Christians showed up.
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                Allah Baksh
                Aug 25, 2017 at 12:53 pm
                WHY are CHRIstians here using hindu names and spreading hatred against HIndus and Hinduism? Same CHRISTians are spreading hatred against Islam in western world. It is because you hate humanity as your Jesus so called god was hanged live for being a terrorist? And no wonder hate is built in you.
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