Specttrum News (Kulbir Singh Kalsi): The Punjab Gaushala Maha Sangh (PGMS) has once again put the Punjab government in line of fire over the issue of cow protection.
Addressing the Chandigarh media, the national chairman of PGMS, Swami Krishnand (Bhoori Wale) appealed the Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal to save cows. The promises of Badal made towards safeguarding and conserving the cattle in Punjab have proven to be hollow.
In last three years none of the promises have been fulfilled so on December 29, under the stewardship of Sant Samaj the representatives of 430 gaushalas and cow lovers would gherao the residence of CM Punjab.
He said that the PGMS has prepared a long list of demands wherein immediate action was required. The demands include- closing down slaughter houses, getting grazing land encroachment free, government donations to cattle pounds, arrangements of water and power in cattle pounds, cattle pound for abandoned cows, cow memorial, stopping misuse of green fodder, setting up Gau Sewa Commission, getting cows registered etc.
He said that Punjab was holy land of ten Gurus of Sikhs, sages, peer, faqir and hence there should not be any slaughter house running here. He demanded rigorous imprisonment for those found involved in killing or smuggling cows.
Lacs of hectares of grazing land lies encroached upon, which should be freed and donated to cattle pounds. He also demanded free power and water supply to the cattle pounds and making the gaushala products VAT free. There are around 90,000 abandoned cattle on Punjab’s roads that need a shelter.
Dwelling on the importance of cow’s milk he said that the dangerous A1 milk came from foreign cows like jersey, hoston etc. A ban should be imposed on bringing these cows to India and their breeding program should not be propagated.
The A2 milk yielding Sahiwal, Gir, Rathi, Tharpakar etc indigenous cows should be promoted. It is pertinent t mention here that the A2 milk protein is rich in helath preventing problems like diabetes, hypertension etc. he demanded strict action against people who abandon the non-productive cattle on roads and also demanded government registration of each cattle.