Jammu: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad Monday
claimed that number of cows have been decreasing in the
country and demanded a ban on slaughter of the animal.
Nearly one lakh bovine animals, including cows, are daily
slaughtered throughout the country, National Secretary VHP
Khem Raj Sharma told reporters here adding those involved in
this must be treated as murderers.
The number of cow slaughter centres have increased from
36 to over 3,500 now he said, adding thousands of such centre
were functioning illegally in the country.
Describing cow as the most useful creature, he said there
are nearly 200 centres in the country where urine, dung and
milk of the animal are used for preparation of medicines and
in 40 such centres youths are being trained.
The VHP leader said it has been observed that a cow on
average yields milk worth Rs 5,000/- per month which can be a
regular source of income.