Amend law to make everyone chant ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ says Baba Ramdev

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Baba Ramdev has once again requested authorities to impose a countrywide ban on cattle slaughter—which he considers necessary to prevent sectarian clashes and to foster communal harmony.

In the wake of the Owaisi controversy, after he refused to chant the slogan ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’, Baba Ramdev suggested a constitutional amendment to make the chanting of the slogan a law.

“Even though it is not written in the constitution that one should say ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’, there should be no problem in chanting it. Therefore, an amendment should be made in the law so that everyone says it,” he said.

According to the Indian Express, the yoga guru expressed his concerns to the reporters at the airport as he left to attend a religious function. He said, “It is my humble appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enforce a total ban on cow slaughter across the country. I am hopeful to get a positive response from the PM.”

Baba Ramdev reportedly said, “I believe that a countrywide ban would bring harmony between various communities and reduce communal clashes.”

He claimed that there hadn’t been any cattle slaughter in India till the 18th century and that the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb too had imposed a total ban on the activity

He added, “Uttar Pradesh, which is a highly-sensitive state, has imposed a ban on cow slaughter too.”

Ramdev also used the opportunity to slam Congress MP and former union minister Shashi Tharoor for comparing JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar with the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

“This is an insult to the martyrs who laid down their lives fighting for the freedom of our country,” he said.

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