VHP observes ‘Gopashtami’, pledges to protect cows

55328979MEERUT: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders on Tuesday observed ‘Gopashtami’, a day when cows and calves are worshipped.
The members of the right wing outfit also took a pledge to prevent cow slaughter.
“All of us have pledged to keep a check on cow slaughter and ensure that it is not killed for any purpose,” said VHP leader Gopal Sharma.
He claimed that merely touching and worshipping the cow can eradicate all the diseases.
The VHP members also went to gaushalas (cow shelters) and offered “special fodder” to the animal.
“We should remember that we live in a country whose economy is dependent on agriculture. Cows play a major role in it. Cow’s urine and milk have medicinal properties, which are even used in ayurvedic medicines,” said Sharma.

Source: The Times of India