Human life more valuable than cow, says Ram Madhav

Human life more valuable than cow, says Ram Madhav

Human life more valuable than cow, says Ram Madhav

BJP national general secretary V Ram Madhav on Sunday condemned human killings on the pretext of cow protection.

“Nobody should kill human beings in the name of protection of cows. The protection of cow is a holy act, but we shouldn’t forget the fact that human life is more important than cow,” he said while delivering a lecture on “The Principle of Integral Humanism—Permanent and Universal Thinking” at an event organised by Awareness in Action.

“Indians consider every object of nature as pious and rever the nature. Cow is a holy animal for Indians and they consider cow protection a holy act. However, human life is more important than the cow,” he said.

Both communism and capitalism failed to fulfill aspirations of the people. The failure of these two theories led to the birth of the ‘the principle of integral humanism.’ Jacques Maritain, a French Catholic philosopher for the first time came out with ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ when Europe was facing a political crisis during the initial period of the 20th century, Madhav said.

Maritain stressed the importance of humanism as his theories are human-centric. He wanted renaissance of democracy. He was of the opinion that democracy and Christianity were needed for shaping good human beings.

Bharatiya Jan Sangh ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay too stressed humanity, but he transcended humanity and highlighted the importance of community, nature and spirituality. Upadhyay’s views are like the 20th chapter of Hinduism. “Pride, independence and unity are the three pillars of  
integral humanism,” he stated.

Senior BJP leader and former Union minister D Purandeshwari said the Indian culture withstood external onslaught and was going stronger. There was a need to promote Indian culture, tradition and values, she added.

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