Worried about cellphone radiation? Apply cow dung on its back, says RSS ideologue

If you are worried about cell-phone radiations off late, calm down, RSS's Akhil Bharatiya Gau Sewa leader has cracked the billion-dollar question— apply cow dung on the back of your phone.

Worried about cellphone radiation? Apply cow dung on its back, says RSS ideologue

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According to an interview in The Indian Express, Shankar Lal, a 76-year-old Akhil Bharatiya Gau Sewa leader, said that he applied cow dung on the back of his phone to protect himself form its harmful radiations.

The Indian Express quoted Lal as saying, “Cow is our mother. Its excreta and urine are nectar and have power to save humans from any disease. If cow dung can treat cancer, why can’t it save us from a phone’s microwaves?”

Lal said that cow dung has the potential to cure any disease. He claimed that controlled intake of cow dung has kept him healthy though his age was 76. Lal added that they made pregnant women eat cow dung and urine paste to ensure a normal delivery.

The report comes even as the cow vigilante groups have become a source of major embarrassment for the Centre. In Gujarat, Anandiben Patel had to vacate the chief minister's post due to the political upheaval after some Gau Rakshaks thrashed Dalit youths in Una for allegedly skinning dead cows.

On Saturday, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi— in his first comments on the violence against Dalits by cow vigilantes— strongly rebuked the Gau Rakshaks, saying most of them are "anti-social" elements who are running "shops" in the name of cow protection which makes him "angry".

He asked state governments to prepare "dossiers" on the so-called cow protectors as 80 percent of them do illegal activities at night and become cow protectors in the day, asserting that running such help groups does not mean harassing others.

His comments come at a time when his government and BJP are facing flak over incidents of violence against Dalits and Muslims by cow vigilantes in various states including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

"It makes me angry that people are running shops in the name of cow protection. Most of them are anti-social elements hiding behind the mask of cow protection. I will ask state governments to prepare a dossier on such people as 80 percent of them will be found to be involved in anti-social activities which no society will approve of," he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Updated Date: Aug 08, 2016 07:35:59 IST

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