Worried about the corona virus? Just turn to the always useful cow. On March 2, Suman Haripriya, an elected member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said cow urine and cow dung could be used to combat the outbreak. Chakrapani Maharaj, a Hindu leader, told a news site that he would organize an event to educate people about the use of cow products to fight the disease.
These are not the only tools from the Hindu nationalist toolbox. Baba Ramdev, a popular guru, told a television station that Ayurvedic drugs could be used. And a few days ago, Yogi Adityanath, the fire-breathing Hindu nationalist Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh, warned the Indians to practice yoga to overcome stress and stay strong against various diseases, including the corona virus.