[Assam] IN ASSAM DOGS AND PUPPIES ARE KILLED FOR THEIR SKIN AND MEAT

Manoj Das dasmk2k at gmail.com
Mon May 21 00:31:28 PDT 2007


Thanks Himendrada, we'll do our bit.

BTW Sashanka is VET working in NGO sector at Delhi.

-manoj

On 5/21/07, Himendra Thakur <hthakur at comcast.net> wrote:
>
>  Dear Manoj,
>
>
>
> During my 4 year stay in Nagaland, I became close to my Naga friends, and
> I came to know that "kukur-pitha" was a lie --- it continues to be a lie
> today.
>
>
>
> It is a lie similar to what you see in the movie "INDIANA JONES" by George
> Lucas where Indians were shown as people who eat live snakes.
>
>
>
> From time immemorial, people hurl ethnic slurs to demean others and
> glorify the self. India is full of this kind of ethnic slurs. These are the
> root of India's disunity and weakness. Very often, movies were used to
> spread ethnic insults. I remember a movie (by a Marathi producer) CHACHA
> CHOUDHARY that was directed against Gujarati  and South Indians. An
> exception was Uday Shankar's KALPANA where he protested against stereotyping
> people. Mahatma Gandhi was always against any ethnic slur. His article
> "Lovely Assam" will shine like a gem forever.
>
>
>
> Our goal is to build a strong India for which we need complete extirpation
> of ethnic smearing. If the report is true, the interview at India TV by
> Sushri Maneka Gandhi adds up to betrayal of India. Her irresponsibility is
> paramount because she is a Member of Parliament, a member of BJP and a
> prominent national leader.
>
>
>
> This is a very serious matter. Because of their hereditary features,
> people from Assam are already facing many problems in Delhi where they are
> identified with derogatory remarks such as "chepta", etc. For the sake of
> future generations of the Assamese, the slur hurled by Sushri Maneka Gandhi
> must be nipped at the bud. This is as serious as the "Grouping" that was
> stopped by Gopinath Bordoloi in 1946, earning an international reputation of
> stubbornness.
>
>
>
> As a Life-Member and Patron of "Assam Association of Delhi", I propose
> action in the following sequence:
>
> (1)   Assam Association of Delhi should take leadership in confronting the
> irresponsible, anti-national and divisive lies of Sushri Maneka Gandhi
>
> (2)   Before taking any action, Sushri Maneka Gandhi should be notified to
> explain, within 15 days, about the truth of the report.
>
> (3)   On expiry of 15 days, a PIL case should be filed on charges of
> anti-India activities against Sushri Maneka Gandhi and India TV under the
> provisions of the Constitution of India.
>
> (4)   One thousand effigies of Maneka Gandhi should be burned all over
> Assam within a month.
>
> (5)   Demands should be made to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to
> condemn Maneka Gandhi.
>
> (6)   Demand should be made to BJP to expel Maneka Gandhi from BJP,
> failing which, rallies should the held all over Assam and Delhi against BJP
> leadership.
>
>
>
>
>
> It is a high time Assam should once again take a strong stand. Please let
> me know your opinion.
>
>
>
> I have facts about the lack of credibility of Sushri Maneka Gandhi, which
> I'll send to you after the 15 day notice mentioned above.
>
>
>
> With the best wishes,
>
> Himendra
>
>
>
> PS: For some reason not known to me, my membership at assamnet has been
> cancelled. Please post my letter whichever way you think the best.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Manoj Das <dasmk2k at gmail.com>
> *To:* cmahanta at charter.net
> *Cc:* Dr. Sashanka <sashanka_2000 at yahoo.co.uk> ; Ram Sarangapani<assamrs at gmail.com>;
> NorthEastIndia <NorthEastIndia at yahoogroups.com> ;
> neglectedindia at yahoogroups.com ; assam at assamnet.org
> *Sent:* Sunday, May 20, 2007 12:35 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Assam] IN ASSAM DOGS AND PUPPIES ARE KILLED FOR THEIR SKIN
> AND MEAT
>
>
> It's 'kukur pitha'. But only eaten in Nagaland. Himendrada, with long
> years of service in Nagaland will be able to through some light and put the
> record straight.
>
>
>
>
> On 5/20/07, cmahanta at charter.net <cmahanta at charter.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Ram,
> >
> > Let us not be coy about this ancient cultural trait of our people and
> > let the good doctor know about his query, without doubt a truly altruistic
> > and generous gesture to bring a little respite to the sufferings of our
> > canine comrades.
> >
> > Dr. Sashanka, as you know, we are ashamed of our ancient pursuit
> > of  this delectable culinary gem. That is why my esteemed colleague Ram is
> > beating around the bush, not telling you like it is. The truth, doctor, is
> > that it is as Assamese a custom as Bihu dancing, til-pitha khwa (
> > eating  sesame and juggery stuffed rice flour cakes), sunga-saul khowa (
> > rice cooked in green bamboo tubes over an open fire), eating
> > 'bwnda-kesu-bhaji' ( deep-fried giant earthworms, each 9" to a foot long" --
> > an ancient source of high quality protein, about 95% of its body
> > mass--compare that to about 15% beef being protein), juit-pwra xaamuk (
> > barbequed snails--another high quality protein source), fermented fish curry
> > ( small fish buried in wet ground, wrapped in banana leaves and generously
> > spiced up with'bih-jolokiya'--literally poison pepper, the world's hottest
> > pepper and blackish clay dug up from water buffalo wallows in flooded rice
> > paddies, usually shaded by bamboo groves). Those are only some of our unique
> > culinary heritage.
> >
> > Anyway, to make a long story short, this delectable doggie treat is
> > eaten all over Assam, in poor houses and rich, modern Assamese families as
> > well as forest dwelling savages, who only wear slivers of dried banana
> > leaves to cover their shame, and that too only under the most piercing gaze
> > of outsiders.
> >
> > You will do a great service to civilizing our people left behind by the
> > times, if you visit Assam, and write an expose'. I hope you will let Menoka
> > Aideu ( Lady Menaka) and her animal rights group know all about this sordid
> > practice, with a request to bring it to the notice of the civilzed
> > world.  And most of all , your service will be remembered by dog-loving
> > Indians whose legacy goes back to Yudhisthir whose companion never parted
> > company even when crossing the river Boitorini, deep down in the
> > nether-world.
> >
> > With the best of wishes, I remain a despondent Assamese:
> >
> > Chandan Mahanta USA
> >
> >
> >
> > ---- Ram Sarangapani <assamrs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hehehe!
> > >
> > > At one time, atleast , this "dish was was (popularly) called 'kukur
> > pitha'
> > > and we were told it does happen in certain places.  While it is
> > possible for
> > > Menaka Gandhi to say something like this, I think, this kind of story
> > still
> > > has legs is because of its strangeness.
> > >
> > > Another thing to think about is also about the Assam in those days was
> > a
> > > larger, bigger Assam.
> > > To answer your question, 'yes', I would say most older netters at
> > least
> > > thought it happened is a certain place. PC (and lack of any
> > > proof) prevents us from assigning this practice to a particular place.
> > >
> > > --Ram
> > >
> > >
> > > On 5/20/07, Dr. Sashanka < sashanka_2000 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone have any idea where exactly the following cruelty
> > happens in
> > > > ASSAM???
> > > >
> > > > *"IN ASSAM DOGS AND PUPPIES ARE KILLED FOR THEIR SKIN AND MEAT.(A
> > TRUE
> > > > STATEMENT).THEY ARE KEPT HUNGRY FOR 5 DAYS THEN ON THE SIXTH DAY
> > FEED ALOT
> > > > OF RICE AND DAL AND AS SOON AS THE INNOCENT ANIMAL FINISHES THE MEAL
> >
> > > > ,BECAUSE HE'S HUNGRY FOR 5 DAYS,IN A ROW,**
> > > > THE BUTCHER TEARS OPEN THE STOMACH OF THE DOG,WHILE THE DOG BEING
> > FULLY
> > > > ALIVE,THEN ITS KILLED AND EATEN AND ITS SKIN GIVEN FOR LEATHER
> > GOODS.IT <http://goods.it/><http://goods.it/>HAPPENS DAILY OVER
> > THERE,(AS SAID BY
> > > > MS.MANEKA GANDHI,A WELL KNOWN ANIMAL RIGHTS ATIVIST,ON AN
> > INTERVIEW,WITH
> > > > INDIA T.V.)"*
> > > > * *
> > > > The link where I found this
> > > >
> > > > http://www.petadishoom.com/boards/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1706&#6073
> > > >
> > > > Its horrible if really happens in ASSAM and if not then is this a
> > right
> > > > message to the world??????????
> > > >
> > > > Sashanka
> > > >
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