The cow protection wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called up the Centre to create a separate ministry for bovine welfare and urging them to do it quickly by setting a deadline.
The push for a separate ministry for cows has been coming from VHP’s Bharatiya Govansh Rakshan Samvardhan Parishad who are aiming to remind the Modi government of one of its poll promises.
The RSS too have been pushing for the cause of cow protection and thus agrees with VHP’s views.
The issues about cows and bovine welfare has gained national prominence given the controversy surrounding beef consumption.
Scene from Manipur when villagers vandalized properties over cow slaughter rumor PTI
Looking at the matter, several BJP-ruled states have already enacted stringent legislation in their respective states to stop cow slaughter and beef consumption; but have faced sever criticism from activists and opposition political parties that say that it discriminates against religions like Muslims, Christians and lower-caste Hindus who rely on the cheap meat (beef) for protein.