November 7 1966: In delhi, 200000 hindus riot, demanding an immediate ban on government cow slaughter.
"The government is atheistic" Prabhupada comments, "but you can see that the people are protesting. The know that go-mata, mother cow is beloved of Krishna and therefore sacred."
Prabhupada outlines a letter to The Times of India, and sites Vedic injunctions against cow slaughter, pointing that the cow is one of man's mothers, representative of the earth.
"There a very severe reactions awaiting all of them." Prabhupada comments. "Cattlemen, cow butchers, transporters, restaurant owners and consumers. Even the dishwasher."
From the Hare Krishna Explosion Chap 5 by Hayagriva Das