Hindus have welcomed a Cambodia ban on spit-roasting of cows in front of restaurants and other public places.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that “it was a step in the right direction”. It was a highly cruel practice, he added.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, thanked Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for ordering this ban saying that it ran contrary to the teachings of Theravada Buddhism, the country’s official religion.
Rajan Zed further said that cows were venerated among Hindus as the seat of many deities. Lord Krishna was a cowherd in early life and was protector of cows.
Cambodia is known for spectacular Angkor Wat temples complex built between 9-13th centuries, which is known as mother of all temples; and dazzling rice paddies. Constitutional monarchy Kingdom of Cambodia is headed by King Norodom Sihamoni.