Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Saturday claimed that looking after cows decreased "criminal mindset" of jail inmates. Speaking at an award ceremony organised by the Go-Vigyan Sanshodhan Sanshtha, an organisation dedicated to 'cow science' research, in Pune, Bhagwat said that cows make a human heart like a flower.
"Cow is the mother of universe....it nurtures soil, it nurtures animals, birds and it also nurtures humans and protects them from diseases and makes the human heart as tender as flower," he said.
The chief of ruling BJP’s ideological mother RSS said that when prisoners started rearing cows, their "criminal mindset" diminished. "When jails set up cow sheds and prisoners started rearing cows, the authorities saw that the criminal mindset of these prisoners started diminishing, and I am telling you this from experiences shared by some jail authorities," he said.
This is not the first time a leader of any Hindutva outfit has given such bizarre bovine gyan. Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh last month claimed that the milk of Indian cows contains gold.
"Desi cows have special characteristic. Their milk contains gold in it and this is the reason why milk of Indian breeds is yellowish in colour," Ghosh said while addressing a Gopashtmi event, which is a day to celebrate the importance of cows.
Listing out the reason behind "milk has gold" logic, Ghosh said that, "there is a nari (blood vein) in the humps of desi cows that produces gold with the help of sunlight." As for "aunty breeds", Ghosh said that there was no hump in foreign cows that's why no gold. In fact, he said that the foreign cows were "janwar".