Mughals did not support cow slaughter: Home minister

Newrajnath-singh Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stressed on the need to protect cows, saying even the Mughals, who ruled India between the 16th and 18th centuries, knew that they could notrule with open support to cow slaughter.

“Whatever little information I have about Mughal rulers… I can say that the Mughal rulers were aware of this fact. They understood that by killing cows and giving open support to cow slaughter they cannot rule for a long period,” he said.

The minister even quoted the founder of the Mughal dynasty Babur. “Even Babur, in his will, has written, we can’t do two things at one time. Either rule the hearts of people or eat cow’s meat. Only one thing can happen… They cannot be done together.”

Speaking at a conference on conservation of cows, the minister said the British rulers failed to understand this aspect which led to India’s first war of independence.

“After the British came to India, the way Indian tradition had to be respected… it was not done.

“In fact, it became worse. One of the main reasons for the first war of independence (1857) was cow fat which was used in cartridges. This shows the faith of people towards cow,” he said.

Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government was mulling cultivating grass in forest areas under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and making the grass available to farmers in villages without charging for it.

“The scheme shall be made effective soon,” he added.

The minister further said the government was considering increasing grants offered for setting up “goshala” (cow-sheds) from the current Rs.22 lakh.

Javadekar identified increasing cow milk productivity as another challenge before the government and lauded the role played by the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana, which has announced a subsidy.

“Until what time our cows will continue to produce milk up to 2 litres? We need to increase it.

“The Haryana government has taken initiatives to encourage those who increase cow milk production from two litres to six litres with a reward of Rs.10,000 and thereon for more production. They are also offering subsidy to purchase cows which is a progressive incentivisation,” he said.


  1. “Indian Tradition”? Don’t our beloved Indian Texts talk much more about consumption of Beef, how it was the PREFERRED choice – THE IN-THING etc? Doesn’t our RampaNNA plead to his beloved Yumreeki countrymen to give up their beef steaks? And then, the Manusmriti was/is WRONG eh? Swami Vivekananda was wrong too, right?

    Now, who is that Chaddi who is appointed to rewrite Indian History? Some Chaddi called Dinanatha Batra’ppa. What is his BIGGEST achievement? Hmmm…. – if memory serves me right, his TB’s (Text Books) have stuff like – the FIRST Test TUBE baby was born in Hastinaapoora. (What haasya yaar). Ancient Indians flew interstellar flights. Gasp… gosh…. sniff.. sniff Somebody… Rampa.. Mr. Henry James… Mr. Mangal…. Mr. BN Pai… somebody plz pass me Venku Naidu’s mundu! I gotta sneeze and weep too! 🙂 Achtchoo! Sniff sniff.

    Hahahaha. Why not ask him to ERASE that bit about Indian’s having beef with beef of late when they had NO BEEF with BEEF earlier?

    ಪ್ಲೇಟ್ ಪ್ಲೇಟ್ ಥಿನ್ಪೆರ್
    ಬೀಫ್ ಬೀಫ್ ಪಾಂಪೇರ್

    Jai Raju Singha Ki
    Jai Beef ki
    Jai Rampa Ki

  2. Change the name of India as ” Cowland”. Let the compassionate people may donate their cows to the residence of the
    Home Minister for him to wash and feed his deity. Mr. Modi was motiving the movie stars while visiting Chennai to wear handloom clothing so that the movie fans will be wearing handloom clothing to help the industry. Great idea, let him wear now on only the handloom clothing made in India.

    • Change the name of India as ” Cowland”. – Mr. Mathew

      Tsk tsk! Why should we ape Rampa’s Western Masters and give India a western name? Why not rename India as GoMata? What say ya Rampu?

  3. BJP leaders with poor to no education and limited experience of the modern world are not fit to lead India into the 21st century. Their only aim is to take India backwards.

  4. Mr. Roy, it is too terrible and heartbreaking to watch the highly dangerous backward march of India to the 14th century, led by a bunch of jungle educated politicians of north India exclusively using the Hindu religious spade card.

    Perhaps the electorate of India got a lesson now about the BJP and her sister parties. For the BJP, education has no value but only political leverage and jungle education, constitution and fundamental rights are mere stories. What a terrible predicament is this?

    • I hate most Indian politicians and their subservient babus. What makes one think that they are out to serve the country and the people. Setting aside their capacity for acquiring ill-gotten wealth, hunger for power, fooling the people and other negative traits, I would like to cite below Field Marshal Manekshaw’s quote to describe most netas:

      “I wonder whether those of our political masters who have been put in charge of the defence of the country can distinguish a mortar from a motor; a gun from a howitzer; a guerrilla from a gorilla, although a great many resemble the latter.”

      Come winter session, they themselves will hike their salaries and the coutry of 1.25 billion will just whimper and not make vociferous voices to express their displeasure. Rich are getting richer and the poor are sliding to abysmal depths and these disparities of wealth is a recipe for disaster, if history is any guide. Had India a leader like late Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, she would have been a highly developed country like Germany or Japan, with high per capita income and literacy, a cap on unchecked population growth, virtually no corruption, a highly efficient administration and judiciary and other positive things.

      For me, an impartial observer, with scant respect for netas and babus, it is disgusting to see netas squabbling in parliament. Sushma Swaraj was not explaining anything in her defence, but indulging in mud slinging by accusing Sonia Gandhi and others to completely cover up her faults. As exposed by the media, she took up the issue personally in Lalit Modi’s case, as both families are very closely liked and have sought favours from each other and she stands compromised. At the end of the day, they are all the same. Samuel Johnson was very right in saying, “Politics is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Again, if Kapil Sibal is to be believed, Lalit Modi was very friendly with Narendra Modi, which had occurred due to cricketing issues.

      It is UPA’s and Congress’ misrule and the incompetency of Dr Manmohan Singh that led to this mess. People were fed up and voted BJP to power, not because most people loved them, but considering the prevant situation they felt that Narendra Modi would administer efficiently and transparently, if his pre-election promises were to be believed. It was NATO – no action, talk only.

  5. @ Joker Praveena Pinto:
    Don’t they have time limit on internet access from anganawaadi classroom? LOL I know that you and your self-hating community is very ‘brave’ when it comes to commenting on ‘beef’ and manu smriti. How come you guys are very silent on cartoon controversy? Oh never mind – it requires intellectual honesty and courage!! smiles…

    @ Roy:
    Yes – Your ’44-seat’ leaders had higher education and great understanding of modern world, right? Both tourist and Prince graduated from Ivy League schools!

    @ AS Mathews:
    Please note that the only thing on a highly dangerous backward march is your favorite political party and its future. It has lost power all over India with a few exceptions like Karnataka. smiles…

    • How come you guys are very silent on cartoon controversy? – Rampa


      What? Kya? Yenu? Enchina? Kaaleyn?

      From the past 3 years I have been writing about the GREATEST CARTOON called RampaNNA (after Tom & Jerry) and there you go accusing me (and the others too) of observing ಮೌನವ್ರತ like your 56″ ಥಿಗಲೆಮನುಶ್ಯ. 🙁

      ಎಂಥಾ ಸೂಪರ್ ಜೋಕ್ ಕಣೋ ರಾಂಪ! 🙂

      • Again,how pathetic of you to see a ‘palaayaana vaada’ from commenting on cartoon controversy!! No surprises – you guys are known for intellectual dishonesty and self-hatred, the only two lessons taught by your masters!! smh….

    • Duplicate Paimaam of USA origin says, “Yes – Your ’44-seat’ leaders had higher education and great understanding of modern world, right? Both tourist and Prince graduated from Ivy League schools!”

      They did not have initial education in “chai-paani” school!

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