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Protect cow to save the world from moral, spiritual degradation: Gujarat CM

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Hours after his government made amendments to the cow protection bill to make punishment harsher for cow slaughter, Gujrat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani took to Twitter to justify the move. In a series of tweets, Rupani claimed that protection of cows was 'the single-most important principle towards saving the whole world from both moral and spiritual degradation'.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

Rupani claimed that his party understood the importance and values of the animal and hence came up with the bill. While congratulating all members of the assembly for the bill, Rupani expressed pride over the Gujarat cow protection bill being the most stringent in the country, making cow slaughter a life time punishable offence.

"To Indians, the cow symbolises all other creatures. The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the ever-giving, undemanding provider," Rupani said. The BJP government's move comes months ahead of the assembly polls in Gujarat. The bill has been passed at a time when six BJP-ruled states and Bihar have started crackdowns on illegal slaughterhouses and meat shops.

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