Police in the Indian state of Haryana is very busy nowadays. It is not because of a sudden spurt in robberies or rapes. Those crimes are always there but no one is much bothered about it. They are currently busy sniffing out presence of beef in Biriyani, a rice and meat preparation.
The National Crime Record Bureau’s latest data shows that Haryana has the second highest number of complaints being lodged at police stations after Uttar Pradesh in the country.
Police officials in the state’s Mewat district, however, have been given a different priority collecting biryani samples from street vendors to check for beef.
Mewat is Haryana’s only Muslim-dominated district and the diktat from the state government’s Gau Sewa Ayog (Cow protection commission) has come just ahead of Bakri Eid, the Muslim religious festival, on September 12.
Bharti Arora, DIG in charge of the special task force to check cow smuggling and slaughter, and Mewat SSP Kuldeep Singh along with Ayog chairman Bhani Ram Mangla met locals in Mewat on Tuesday to discuss the issue. Mangla said the directions to the police were issued in the wake of a number of specific complaints that the biryani vendors were serving beef. After Mewat, sampling will be done in other districts as well.
Now the lab reports has come confirming there was beef in several samples. The report has come out very fast by Indian standards. It took the express way probably because the BJP government and to arrest few poor Muslim street vendors before the day of their religious festival so as to terrorise the community.
India’s Hindutva political party , the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) , is basically a Brahmin (upper caste ) party. For Brahmins beef eating is currently blasphemy , though not in ancient India. Actually Vedic literature prescribed Beef Biriyani like dishes for Brahmin couples to beget a scholar son.
Due to some reason, after around 500 CE, Brahmins stopped consuming beef and later other upper caste Hindus in the Gangetic plains also followed suit.
Hindutva movement are therefore champions of cow protection in these areas so that they can instil hate on those who eat it (mainly Muslims and Dalits) and there by consolidate Hindu votes to their advantage.
But in South India, North East India and in the Portuguese ruled state of Goa, a majority of people, including Hindus eat beef. In those places BJP is either neutral to beef or even pro beef so as to not hurt its electoral chances.
BJP’s hypocrisy in beef politics is clearly exposed.
It is the Indian democracy and its electoral politics that is forcing the dilution of fascist ideology of Hindutva, at least in some parts of the country. It has to be cherished and protected.