Biodiversity Conservation Council of India (BiCCI – biccindia.org) recently held a press conference to unravel the entire Jallikattu conspiracy to show how Jallikattu was banned, how this action endangers native bull breeds and what needs to be done on the legal front to restore Jallikattu.
We request every person who believes that local biodiversity and native culture need to be preserved, to watch and spread this video.
We applaud the members ofBiodiversity Conservation Council of India (BiCCI) for devoting their time and resources for this important battle that many urban Hindus are apathetic towards.
They have explained beautifully how the plot to ban #Jalikkattu has been played out in courts using expensive lawyers by well-connected bodies like PETA, PFA, AWBI, Soumya Reddy (daughter of Karnataka transport Minister and Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy) gang etc, how Central Government has bungled in courts, how native breeds which are community wealth are being pushed into extinction or slaughterhouses at the expense of foreign breeds controlled by MNCs, how native farming techniques are threatened by vested lobbies like fertilizer, tractor industries.
Bio-cultural sports like Jallikattu and Rekhla have a key role in saving our native cattle breeds and indigenous knowledge. True animal rights lovers in this country would do well to pick up real battles against the illegal cattle traders who transport animals in cruel conditions and then slaughter them in even more barbaric fashion. Union Government needs to sack elements like WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi who are siding with the anti-Jalikkattu lobby, and sabotaging the Government’s stand in courts to save #Jallikattu.
The way vested Western interests are manipulating our civil society to push their agenda is shocking – if we can’t stand up to save #Jallikattu now, then the freedom from colonialism that we think we won in 1947 is just a mirage.
(We thank @by2kaafi & @zeneraalstuff for the English translation and @KarikadaiBoy for sharing this video)
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