Never kill a cow in kaliyuga

Print edition : November 25, 2016

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh offering a cow food during Govardhan Puja at his residence in Bhopal on October 31. Photo: A.M. Faruqui

The ritual and random killing of cattle for food and sacrifice continued long after the Vedic period, possibly up to the Mauryan period, but by the late 19th century the cow protection movement intensified and the cow was well on its way to being used as a political tool.
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