Cow walks into Pravasi Bharatiya Divas venue: Big security breach – of the cow

It’s fitting for the Divine Bovine to be present where all the other VIPs were. But why was there no security cordon around her?

 |  3-minute read |   23-01-2019
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On January 22, a cow walked into the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas venue at Varanasi.

Over 4,000 NRI delegates were present at the venue. Our Prime Minister was present at the venue. There was immense security all around it, and all entries were being strictly watched and scanned.

Yet, the cow walked in. Security breach, did you say?

Yes, it was.

To her security.

How could Gau Mata be allowed to walk in just like that, without a security cordon around her? Mother of all security breaches. We have a major beef with it. Pun unintended.

In fact, why was the cow wandering the streets at all?

The hardworking Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, had specially instructed his district magistrates (DM) to ensure that all cows were sent to shelter homes by January 10.  

According to the last Census, Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for more than 18 per cent of homeless people (1.77 million) in India. The CM has so far not found the time to order shelters to be built for them.

Yet, no homeless person wandered into the venue, right?

Only the poor cow was left unattended, exposing her to the risk of stampedes and panicked humans.

Yogi Adityanath has his priorities as CM right. Yogi Adityanath has got his priorities as CM right. (Photo: PTI/file)

The UP government has introduced a 0.5 per cent cow welfare cess on alcohol. How taxing to know that that extra buck you are paying per cup is not being used for the right purposes! The only consolation is the thought that at least a portion of your taxes will be spent on the 221-metre tall Lord Ram statute the government is planning to build in Ayodhya.

Last month, stray cattle were locked up in schools in Agra and Aligarh.

However, we can understand why the cows wouldn’t want to stay in those schools. As per a recent report, there is a shortage of over 5 lakh teachers in elementary schools — Bihar and Uttar Pradesh account for more than 4.2 lakh of these vacancies.

Students are making do with this. But cows deserve only the best.

Which is why, this cow decided to walk in to the most special venue in Varanasi that day. Maybe she wanted to meet the Prime Minister. The PM believes in gau seva. He is also the Varanasi MP. The administration should have organised an official meeting between the cow and the Pradhan Sevak. Instead, all they did was try to respectfully shoo her away.

That is something Yogi Adityanath might want to look into.

His government has already allotted Rs 10 crore to each of the state’s municipal corporations for cow welfare. Next on the agenda: compulsory meeting of every VIP — every other VIP, the most important being the cow — who visits UP with the Divine Bovine.

Let’s drink to that. Un-cessed Gangajal only. Cheers.

Also read: Gau kalyan cess is welcome but what about our dogs, cats and monkeys?


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