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Kasargod: Jail superintendent suspended for performing cow worship


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Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod (SP)

Kasargod, Mar 20: The state government has suspended superintendent of the open jail at Cheemeni here, reportedly for performing worship of a cow. V G Suresh, jail superintendent, was suspended pending inquiry into the allegation.

The department of prisons had received complaint that Suresh had performed 'Gou Puja' or puja of cows. This incident allegedly happened when cows gifted by Sri Ramachandrapur Math were being handed over to the jail. Director general of prisons and correctional services, R Shreelekha, had submitted a report to the government after holding investigation into the complaint. The leftist leaders of the state had criticized the officer for allowing performance of Gou Puja and raising slogans hailing the animal in the jail premises. Even the chief miinister,Pinarayi Vijayan, and former chief minister, Achutanandan, had termed the puja as wrong.

Under the directions of IPS officer, R Shreelekha, northern range deputy inspector general, Shivadas Taiparambil, had investigated the case and submitted report to her.

A cattle shed and a unit for raising and breeding goats has started functioning at this jail. The said Math had gifted cows to the unit. It is said that when the cows were being handed over, a programme was held in the presence of the spiritual head of the Math, Sri Raghaveshwara Swamiji, in which the cows were worshipped and some people had shouted slogans hailing the cow.

The government later had received complaint from certain quarters, alleging that the said officer had allowed to perform worship of the cow.

In the meanwhile, advocate and BJP district president, K Srikant, has said that this case reflects the anti-Hindu stance of the left front government led by Pinarayi Vijayan. He took the stand that performing worship of the cow and hailing cow as holy mother were not wrong, and criticized those who view every ritual of Hindus from communal angle. He pointed out that the government had not spent anything for cow worship, and the cows were given to the jail as gift. He said that the government has been making arrangements for talks by Muslim scholars and Christian priests inside jails in the state. "The government, which does not find fault with these, has been deriding only Hindu observations and rituals. Chief minster, Pinarayi Vijayan, should lift the suspension of the jail superintendent and tender public apology for this mistake," he demanded.

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  • Lewis, udupi

    Tue, Mar 21 2017

    This is wat happens when they are not able to maintain the cows. Just gift it in the name of Religion

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Though cow is God any Govt. servant wearing uniforms or otherwise is not supposed to do such acts in violations of Govt. rules and regulations he being a Govt. servant. (If such rules exists in Kerala Govt.)

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  • MATEEN, MOODBIDRI-ABU DHABI

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Quoted from: Anushasana Parva of the Mahabharata- Bhishma does say that in chapter 88

    Listen to me, O Yudhishthira, what those Havis are which persons conversant with the ritual of the Sraddha regard as suitable in view of the Sraddha and what the fruits are that attach to each. With sesame seeds and rice and barley and Masha and water and roots and fruits, if given at Sraddhas, the Pitris, O king, remain gratified for the period of a month. Manu has said that if a Sraddha is performed with a copious measure of sesame, such Sraddha becomes inexhaustible. Of all kinds of food, sesame seeds are regarded as the best. With fishes offered at Sraddhas, the Pitris remain gratified for a period of two months. With mutton they remain gratified for three months and with the flesh of the hare for four. With the flesh of the goat, O king, they remain gratified for five months, with bacon for six months, and with the flesh of birds for seven. With venison obtained from those deer that are called Prishata, they remain gratified for eight months, and with that obtained from the Ruru for nine months, and with the meat of the Gavaya for ten months. With the meat of the buffalo their gratification lasts for eleven months. With beef presented at the Sraddha, their gratification, it is said, lasts for a full year. Payasa mixed with ghee is as much acceptable to the Pitris as beef. With the meat of the Vadhrinasa the gratification of the Pitris lasts for twelve years. The flesh of the rhinoceros, offered to the Pitris on the anniversaries of the lunar days on which they died, becomes inexhaustible. The potherb called Kalasaka, the petals of the Kanchana flower, and meat of the goat also, thus offered, prove inexhaustible.

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  • Vinayak prabhu, mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    AnoTher Zakir Naik..Bhishma is not divine nor Yudishtira..Mahabharata is ancient story..Good and bad mentioned that happened that period of time..Example Draupadi Vastraharana..Word beef mentioned in Mahabharatha? lol take a rest

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    @Vinayak prabhu, mangalore, add ramayana is also a story.

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Just count how many times the phrase " take your sword" repeats in your holy books!!

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  • vidisha, mumbai

    Tue, Mar 21 2017

    You have to change according to time. In this modern world you cannot bring in you old ancient worship. Cast your sword does not mean modern generation will start killing. it is not relevant now. Be open minded and live peacefully and let others also live their lives.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    This swamiji is doing vote bank fevor bjp in the name of cow, why all these gov sameelala daily one places,

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  • shabeer Puttur, Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    This Swami will go same Jail soon if the case of Rape and molestation proved , after that he can enjoy with this cow.

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  • Mohammed asif, Kerala/

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    This is kerala not UP.First you people ask modi export of beef number on positions india .stop export then you can speak.no one can speak

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  • Shawn, Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Well done

    DisAgree [29] Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

  • ABDUL RAFIQ, Uchila

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Please remove him from the Jail Superintendent post and send to UP. He may be promoted as IG.

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    In India at the court of law, Indians are allowed/asked to take oath holding holy book of their choice OFFICIALLY. I don't know about Somalia.

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  • Anand, Karkala

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Who is behind the suspension of Superintendent? Cow is not the reason, it is something else - one of the close associate of Pinarayi Vijayan wanted to come out of the jail from back door and this officer had objected to it....

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  • Vinayak prabhu, mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Government actions should be condemned,,,Puja was done as occasion and not that he is ignoring day to day duties to do Gou puja daily..We need a Yogi in Kasargod too

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  • Vinayak prabhu, mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    this is one of the reasons BJP won 312 seats in Uttar pradesh..Hindus are treated like 2 nd class citizens

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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalaore/Dubai

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    WORSHIP THE CREATOR AND NOT THE CREATIONS.
    AT THIS RATE IT WILL END UP IN WORSHIP ALL ANIMALS THAT ARE USEFUL TO MANKIND.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Cows are worshiped all over India on Diwali, Pongal, Lohri.....etc.

    Appeasement at its best...

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  • Peter, KSA

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Worshiping cow in the company of a person accused of molestation and rape of a woman is wrong.

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  • Vinayak prabhu, mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    On 31 March 2016, Court Dismisses Rape Charges Against Seer. Judge said neither the call records nor DNA samples derived from cloth stains had provided clinching evidence. The judge noted that the singer’s statements, during the hearing and interrogation, had been contradictory. With no proof of rape, this is not a fit case for trial, he ruled.

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  • Ramesh S, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    ..no worry, court will reinstate this police to his job..even if he did pooja outside also, it is his religious right, constitution allows it..no one can stop it..to be secular you no need to leave your religion/faith behind..

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  • FRANCIS, Dubai

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    "Gaushalas" or "Goshalas" are caring shelters for cows in India. Their main aim and focus on to treat cows well out of their religious significance in Hinduism and consequent cultural sensitivity towards their welfare.

    However,

    Prison' is a correctional facility or a detention center or a penitentiary or a remand centre or is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as a form of punishment after being convicted of crimes.

    If that is the case:

    My understanding is that cows should not be kept in jails or prisons in the company of notorious criminals....

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Cow is god !!! Congress should change the symbol back to hassu mathu karu ... they may win

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  • Avinash, Ksd/Bluru

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Sharing the stage with terrorists is okay with dongi cummies but not worshiping the cow.

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  • Amar Nathal, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Jail superintendent need to know that he could work on rehabilitating program for convicts. Prisons are for human beings as a corrective measure.

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    The day is not far when BJP will be voted for . The mask of the psedo seculars is off.

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  • Rakesh, Kaikamba

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    vinash kale viprit buddhi... for udf and ldf only 5 to 10 years left in kerala. after that there is only BJP in power. jai hind

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  • Peter, KSA

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    ..................and then the cows will be worshiped and glorified in jails, hospitals, railway stations, bus stands, airports, restaurants where as human being will be killed to protect the cow.

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Yogi aadityanath take meal after worshippe and feeding 200 cows

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  • Peter, KSA

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    This is the lungi news from Aditya's secretary !

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  • nazeer husain, jeddah KSA

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    An ideal decision by the kerala govt in the history of our majoritarean political system. Any blind practices or majoritareanism should not be there especially in govt institutions. Today most of the govt offecials encouraging idol worship in almost govt offices which constitutionally prepared on the basis of secular republic. Kerala govt has taken first step in abolishing blind believes which actually constitutional duty of supporting scientific ideology

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  • Rakesh, Kaikamba

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    For u guys triple thalaq is good practice and our this cow worshipping is blind .
    dont give blind speech here.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Sathi-sahagamana!
    Killing /burning wife in her husbands funeral pyre alive is ??????? Ok???

    if not mistaken!

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    What is your point or concern ? Idol worship? Worship at Government institution ? or both ?
    India is a secular country. We celebrate Eid, Deepawali and Christmas at PUBLIC PLACE. Idol worship is belief of particular section and they are free to practice like many other beliefs, others practice, as long as it do not hurt others feeling and interest.
    The most important thing is being "Secular" in thoughts and action.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Jail superintendent is suspended, not dismissed.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    THEN WHY NOT SUSPEND CM SHARING STAGE WITH TERRORIST AND EX CM WHO VISITED BANGALORE JAIL FOR MEET TERRORIST.GOW POOJA IS INDAIN CULTURE NO NEED TO TAKE PERMISSION WE CAN PERFORM ANY WARE IN INDIA . IN CONSTITUTION TAKING BRIBE IN GOVT OFFICE ILLIGAL SHOULD THEY STOPED.. THEN WHY SOMALIA RAJA NOT TAKING ANY ACTION AGAINST THEM .

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  • vibha, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Many celebrations are held in government offices like Onam, May Day, Christmas, Iftar Party(hosted by many political parties).
    All who take part in any celebration should be suspended.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Dear vibha, Mangaluru, Christmas means Christs Mass service as worship services conducted in the churches not in the government offices.

    Christmas celebrations means celebrating Christmas which includes exchanging of wishes, food and merry making. Christmas celebrations is not a worship service.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    vibha, Mangaluru

    hope you understand difference between celebrations and worship!!!

    Daada maraya enchinala patheruna?

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  • sampath, India

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Then why did you cry during good governance day ?

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    DEAR sampath, India,
    THE GOOD GOVERNANCE UNDER THE CHAAIWAALA IS ONLY FOR TWO DAYS IN A YEAR. REST OF THE DAYS ARE CATTLE CLASS GOVERNANCE.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Indian constitution gives freedom to worship.

    People can worship their gods/God in their houses or privately but not in the government offices.

    I opine the decision of suspending Jail superintendent was a right decision
    .
    To add to my opinion: cow is an animal and cow cannot be considered as gods. Cow is just an animal. Yet those think and consider cow gods worship can do so privately I hope nobody objects but not in the government offices.

    AT AT THE SAME TIME THOSE DO NOT WORSHIP AND THINK C0W'S MEAT IS GOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, IT SHOULD BE ALLOWED. MANY HINDUS ALSO EAT COW MEAT

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  • Rishith, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    According Hinduism cow considered as god !!! so keep your option at your home ..

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    considered as God ?????? Then why Modi is exporting cow meat ????????????

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  • Praveen, Kavoor

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Jail Sup is hired for jail related work or Puja works?

    He is free to do anything at home but not in public/work place.

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  • santhu, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    suspended for performing COW pooja? so strange... what else we can expect from somila like pinaray CPM Kelara Gvt...Antinational people...!

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Cow became God and Human became SATAN!!!

    What a pity!!

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    In South Suspended performing cow worship
    North. Life time Prison for eating cow instead worship
    In Middle, Worship party Allowed to eat beef only for foreigners but not for Indians

    Over all India is the largest Beef (Cow) Export Country in world.

    Its happen only India!

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  • Devkumar, Mlore/New Delhi

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Nawaz...it's nothing but in our own land we are become ajanabee.
    Wait for four years..will see perform worship in each and every nook of the corner.

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  • Prem Prasad, Bangalore KSA

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Indian fundamental communal's cry cow, cow and bow, bow....

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  • Peter, Udupi

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    So you don't vikas,bullet train,digital India?????????? You want more trees,cows,rocks only for ??????????????

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  • Prasanna, Bajpe/Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Bullet Train,Digital India is not difficult as of Coconut Juice Factory.

    DisAgree [7] Agree [22] Report Abuse

  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    @Prasanna, Bajpe/Mangalore, u cannot quench your thirst in bullet train & in digital. Coconut Juice can quench your thirst.

    DisAgree [8] Agree [13] Report Abuse

  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Shanawaz bhai how is ur Health now ?

    DisAgree [3] Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Cow is God ...

    DisAgree [16] Agree [46] Reply Report Abuse

  • Suresh, Moodbidri

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Yogi Adithyanath effect....

    DisAgree [3] Agree [7] Reply Report Abuse

  • gm, mlur

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Then cows will protect us? Why do we need police?

    DisAgree [7] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

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