Awake!! Arise !!! – Fight for Dharma
Thus said Swami Vivekananda. Incidentally the stay against the Jallikattu in the southen districts of Tamilnadu has come on his birth anniversary. Only remind the people to awake from the deep slumber and get ready for their fight against the injustice being done to them both directly and indirectly.
If any one thinks that the aggressive stand of the so-called animal lovers is out of compassion to the bulls, it has to be said the individual is living in a fools’ paradise.
The Jallikkattu is the last straw in our fight against the aggression by the western forces. The initiative to reduce the cattle population was taken by Robert Clive. When the British left India there were only 350 or so slaughter houses, which during the seventy years have multiplied to thousands across the country. But our elected governments who were dancing to the market forces have on the one hand eliminated the native cattle breeds like the Sindhi, Ongole, Kangyam, Punganur etc., variety of breeds through Jersey varieties through free of cost insemination through the veterinary hospitals in the name of WHITE REVOLUTION, by not allowing the gullible owners.
In the name of Green Revolution, cattle which were serving the interests of the farmers have been replaced by tractors, thrashers and combined harvesters. The cattle population has dwindled drastically during the years and grazing grounds have vanished. The slaughter houses and butchers have tirelessly working to fill their pockets by targeting the left over varieties of the cows and bullocks.
If any one in Tamilnadu thinks the Jalli kkattu is an issue related to three or four districts, they are sure to lose their cart race. If any one outside the state thinks this is a matter pertaining to Tamilnadu, they will lose their bullock cart races as in the places particularly Karnataka and Maharashtra. Though not of the same fashion like Jallikkatu, Andhra they have a rural festivals being conducted annually with the bulls in some parts of that state.
Beware people of Kerala. The so-called animal lovers have fixed their dates for your Pooram festival in Thrissur. The animal lovers has started airing their love and affection on the elephants. The so-called animal lovers who are not bothering about the slaughter houses and the manner in which the cattle are butchered are shedding crocodile tears on bulls.
They are silent on the hunters who shoot at the tuskers, but are more vocal on chaining of the elephants.
The Tamils should no longer treat the issue as a local issue. It is a national issue but a challenge to our rich culture and tradition, environment, ecology and above all rural economy.
Do not allow any one to hit you below the belt.