India is reported to be the second largest beef exporter in the world. What a great achievement!!! Here is a link to an astounding web page which says that Mrs. Promila Sibal, w/o of India's (Former) Human Resources Development Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal, has changed the name of her abattoir (slaughterhouse बुचडखाना, कसाईखाना కబేళా) from "Arihant" to "Arshiya". (Click to go to sunday-guardian) . The old name of the Company was said to be Arihant Exports Pvt. Ltd. Their Unit is in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. It is said to be the largest slaughterhouse in India, with a capacity of slaughtering 15600 big cattle per day.
The Company is said to be the No. 1 Beef Exporter in India.
The funniest and the most barbarous part is, Sibals have chosen the name "Arihant" for their butcherous venture. Arihant in Jainism means: Elimination of "internal enemies". It is about non-violence.
I have written earlier at this blog that "Ancient Indians" were Jains. It might have been the first Indian evolutionary Avtar in the process of Organic evolution of man from monkeys. It is my personal view, which I cannot impose on others, that Modern Jainism consisting of Digambar, Svetambar and other sects, is only an OFFSHOOT of and CHANGED FORM of ancient Jainism. The difference between the Ancient Indian Jainism and the Modern Jainism, in my personal view, is that the Modern Indian Jainism has been greatly influenced by Aryan Culture. Modern Jains include the migrant Aryans from North Europe. While migrant Aryans borrowed some concepts and practices from Ancient Indian Jainism, some of the migrant Aryans shifted to Jainism, bringing with the them the Aryan Practices into Jainism.
I do not wish to say that modern Jainism has to go back to the Ancient Jainism through a series of Internal Reforms by themselves, though that may be an ideal progressive idea, but it can lead to chaos, and numerous rifts. However, I am tempted to say that Jainism has to conquer "its inner urges" for getting minority status from Govt. of India. Instead, they have to try to influence the Rest of India, by generating more progressive and helpful philosophical and thematic currents.
back to Arihant Exports name change
As per the Sunday-Guardian.com report , Ms. Promilla Sibal changed the name of their Company to "Arshiya Exports".
This is another funny thing. The word "Arsh" आर्ष् in Hindi, ఆర్ష in Telugu, means "Sages". Rishi= Sage. The suffix "Iya" indicates "from, belonging to". Example: bhArat + Iya = Persons from India, or Persons belonging to India.
So now, our ArshIya Exports of Messrs. Kapil Sibal and Promilla Sibal, belongs to Sages !
ANOTHER TRIGGER FOR THIS BLOG POST
Here is a DeccanChronicle.Com link to an article by a Mumbai Journalist by name Shri Yogish Aggarwal. (Click to go to DeccanChronicle.com) . This article has also appeared in the Print Edition of the paper dated 17th April 2017, Editorial page, in the middle.
ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.
I do not know Shri Yogi Aggarwal. I am neither his fan, nor his critic. When I read this article, I got an impression, that it has all the features, qualifications, and requirements to fulfil the need of a PRINTED PUBLICITY BROCHURE for the Association of Abattoirs and Butchers in India, or probably, even the world. I do NOT want to attribute any motives, or vested interests to him. But, at the sametime, as readers we expect that authors, journalists and writers have to cover the "both sides" of any issue, and then they can write whatever they have as their personal views at the end, unless they have some openly committed or declared their lines of thinking, and methods of analyses.
But, this article of Shri Yogi Aggarwal is very very informative. It has all the ingredients to convince us that India has to permit cow slaughter, and permit beef exports. Innocent Readers of this article, or "Beef-lovers" in India, can easily fall prey to the Cow-slaughter and Beef Export Lobbies propaganda. To overcome this propaganda, one blogpost like this written here will not be sufficient. We may need at least ten blog posts, because several seemingly-innocent and convincing questions and issues have been raised.
We shall take up one or two sample quotes from the Article, for a review.
"...The main reason for banning cow slaughter is to manipulate caste Hindu sentiments by harping on the sacredness of “mother cow”. This has been built up into a myth, bypassing the vital role the cow, bullock, bull and buffalo play in the village (and national) economy. The life-giving milk that cows and buffaloes generate is the reason for the reverence many feel for cattle. For the Indian farmer this reverence is tempered with the practicalities of his/her living needs. No matter how affectionately the cow is treated, on outliving its usefulness it is better to exchange it for a younger animal, knowing that the trader who comes to take it away will lead it to the slaughterhouse. ..."
yb's observation: 1. For showing compassion to animals, one need not be a caste Hindu. Person of any caste or religion can be moved by the cruelty meted out to animals.
2. Miltch and farm animals (includes all i.e. cows-bulls, buffalos of both sexes, both male and female camels etc. etc.) might have been "economic-monetary-pecuniary animals" (equivalent of money) to the Aryans-Europeans-Semitics. But not to Ancient Indians. To the Ancient Indians, they were "Goddess-Lakshmi's". They used to maintain their animals till they underwent their natural death from oldage, and their off-springs continued their lineage. This is because, farm lands provided them enough dry and green grass to feed the animals, even when the miltch animals become dry, and even when the draught-animals become decripit. Every village home used to have a separate piece of land reserved for cattle-grass and hay-stacks (in addition to the agricultural farm). Even feed used to be home made from agricultural ingredients, and remnants of household kitchen. I remember, from my childhood, we used to have such compound in the outskirts of village, called "coppa doDDi" in Telugu. Aged animals were not absolutely useless things. They give dung and compost manure. They give dung-sticks fuel. The miltch and draught animals were the part of the villager's family. Just as a farmer does not kill his mother because she has become decrepit, the farmer will not kill the miltch-animal or the draught-animal because it has become decrepit.
The problems of farmers are getting compounded, when they have started buying hay, green fodder, and feed, instead of using the kitchen wastes, harvest-stems etc.
If we have to bring back the agriculture and dairying to their former glory, we have to first control our population. All our lands are being converted into house-sites for speculative purposes, on which no homes are built by the speculators. We have to stop laying of layouts by speculative Realtors.
Solution 2: The cattle, before their domestication were forest-dwelling. Hence, instead of slaughtering dry-sick cattle, and decrepit draught भारवाही బరువుమోసే, బండ్లు లాగే animals, Govt. can reserve patches of forest lands for abandoned cattle, allow grass and shade-trees to grow there. Stray-cattle can be dropped there, transporting them to such forest lands, to undergo their natural death. Even this will reflect the "ungrateful" nature of a human being, yet, it will be better than sending cattle directly to gallows.
Another quote from the same article:-
"...A more insidious gambit is to hit at the livelihoods of dalits and minorities. Dalits do most of the unpleasant labour in the slaughterhouse business, while the trade is in the hands of relatively prosperous Muslims who can give jobs and dispense favours. By undermining dalits and Muslims and the class they represent, the government cuts at their employment prospects, a disturbing outlook as it can lead to desperation. This can lead to a search for violent solutions among the dalit and Muslim underclass. ..."
The fact remains working in a slaughterhouse, or in a tannery is not a pleasant job. Why these jobs should be left to dalits and minorities? They have to join the main stream.
The stress should be on developing alternative occupations and pursuits, and businesses. There are hundreds of such gentler, intrinsically-satisfying jobs and occupations. These will become available to Indians, only if the Government of India, and the State Governments care. These need not be crazy IT jobs or MBA jobs.
Subject to corrections and deletions. To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.