Asked about gau rakshaks applying for the card, applicant Mujahid B Shaikh of Satara says, “It’s wrong. This honorary card is to help every animal... not to distinguish between cows and other animals.”
The Indian Express interviewed applications, found that each applicant has been involved in “gau raksha” and now look at the government-issued card as key to a more muscular implementation of the beef ban.
The “unprecedented response” followed a drive to appoint special animal welfare officers to help police and the animal husbandry department in implementing the amended Maharashtra Protection of Animals Act ,1995.
A three-month review done at the corporation’s health department recently found out that the new automated system has removed a lot of problems associated with the earlier coordinating systems, including nuisance callers.
With the rains, came the tide of bloody deaths. The streets of Bombay had never seen such fear. He was a messy killer, but he was still one step ahead of the police. But Raman Raghav finally made a false move — he stepped out carrying a wet umbrella.
The community, the villagers proudly say, was always entrepreneurial. Its members were either skilled in carpentry or as goldsmiths. In the houses that Mhatre points out, there are signs of these skills collected over a period of time.
Mumbai’s Azad Maidan is a place where people from all walks of life come to protest with the belief that their voices will be heard. Here, life is a slow lesson in democracy and patience, and in forever lingering hope