Udupi:Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has urged the Union Government to clamp total ban on cow slaughter and introduce Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country.
Speaking at 'Santh Sammellan' organised as part of his five-day free Yoga camp here on Tuesday night, Baba Ramdev said that there is a need to initiate a campaign to bring pressure on the Centre for uniform civil code.The people in the country need to awaken and realise the importance of the common civil code.
Asserting that the Constitution architect B R Ambedkar had himself raised the need for having uniform civil code, Baba Ramdev said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi government should take the initiative for the country to stay united.
He said that country's population should not cross 150 Crore in the next 50 years as we are not prepared or ready to bear more than that. This is only possible when the government makes a law.
Baba Ramdev said that there should be total ban on cow slaughter and for those who want to eat meat, there are several other types of meat which they can eat.
He stressed on the need to bring stringent laws against cattle slaughter. Indian Muslims should not take Mughals as their role models. The saint said that Muslims are Indians and they are the brothers of Hindus in India. They should also support the ban on cow slaughter.
Speaking on the occasion, Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejavar Mutt said that the purification of River Ganga and the ban on cow slaughter should be taken on priority basis by the Central government.
He said that the national animal should be cattle and not Tiger to stop increasing violence and terror activities in the country. He lamented over the delay in the purification of River Ganga. There is need to introduce uniform civil code and measures for population control.
He said that the people who oppose the entry of women into the Mosque are supporting the idea of throwing open the doors of Sabarimala temple for women.