Kapil Sibal has a personal stake in beef production and sale in or from India. His wife, Promila Sibal is the Director of a big export company of beef in India.
As presented factually in a media report, Kapil Sibal’s wife Promilla Sibal has been a director of this company from 31 March 1981. Sources tell us that she is head of operations and sits at C-749 NEW FRIENDS COLONY NEW DELHI. We have also known that she frequents the slaughter house located at B-67, Site-IV, Sahibabad Industrial Area, Distt. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Promilaa Sibal is registered with Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).
Consider this report by TOI- condemning attacks by cow vigilantes, minority organisation Ittehad-e-Millat Council (IMC) arranged a seminar to highlight the problems and demanded a complete ban on beef export from India and stop illegal slaughter to curb cruelty against cattle.
They also sought to clarify that “beef” which is associated with cow was being incorrectly used to define export of buffalo meat and hence the government also needs to bring in clarity on the matter to prevent misuse of the word.
Kapil Sibal’s wife Promila Sibal is a Director of Arihant Export. Pvt. Ltd. Arihant Export. Pvt. Ltd’s Meat Processing Plant has also been approved by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. Ironically, Promila Sibal’s Meat exporting company is called Arihant. Arihants are the most sacred beings in Jainism. In Jainism, Lord Mahavira is the ‘Jain Guru or Ultimate Refuge’ and there were 23 such Tirthankars before Him in the time cycle who are also called Arihants.
Holy cow, cow’s meat, beef, buffalo meat, these words subject to an intense debate in India. It is a very sensitive subject too. It has been alleged time and again, the political parties with vested interests have been exploiting the popular public sentiment. Now, what do we perceive of this news; a subtle exploitation of the ‘otherwise’ public sentiment. We would say the least, it is rather wise for politicians to keep personal interest or investment in beef-at-bay.