A Hindu group hosted a cow urine drinking party on Saturday as they believe it wards off the coronavirus, as many Hindus consider the cow sacred and a few drink cow urine believing it’s medicinal properties.
Experts have repeatedly asserted that cow urine doesn’t cure illnesses like cancer and there’s no evidence that it can prevent coronavirus.
The “party,” hosted by a gaggle called the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (All India Hindu Union) at its headquarters within the country’s capital, was attended by 200 people, and therefore the organizers hoped to host similar events elsewhere in India.
“We are drinking cow urine for 21 years, we also take bath in trash . we’ve never felt the necessity to consume English medicine,” said Om Prakash, an individual who attended the party.
Chakrapani Maharaj, the chief of the All India Hindu Union, posed for photographs as he placed a spoon crammed with cow urine near the face of a caricature of the coronavirus.
Leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party have advocated the utilization of cow urine as medicine and a cure for cancer.
A leader from India’s north eastern state of Assam told state lawmakers earlier this month during an assembly session that cow urine and trash are often wont to treat the coronavirus.
The pathogen, which has infected quite 138,000 people worldwide and left over 5,000 dead, has no known scientific cure and governments across the planet are struggling to regulate the spread of the pandemic.