Very few people in the world know that there is a small island in Indian Ocean, called as Butcher Land. The most unknown thing about this land is that this tiny island is full of Jains!
I have not visited this land yet, but while finding new friends from the most unknown parts of the world through social networking sites, I got a new friend from this land. Her name was Tina Jain. Her profile at one Social Networking Site was titled as ‘Tina from Tiny Land’.
Within a few session of chatting with Tina, I got a lot of information about the Jain community of this land. I would like to share the information with you. I think that many of the readers would dislike this information, some readers would enjoy it and few would think seriously on it. Few smarter readers would immediately think that this is another humorous article by Mahavir Sanglikar.
I was surprised to know from Tina that the major business of the Jains of Butcher Land is trading of meat! They import it from India and export the same to African countries. When Tina told me about it, I asked her that how can Jain community get engaged in such type of business? Her answer was quick. She said, “ We do not eat any animal product. Even eating milk products is prohibited in our community. We just trade. We import, and then export. We even don’t touch or see the products we trade.” This was strange for me.
She told me that most of the import of meat is from Al-Kabir, Hyderbad, Asia’s biggest Slaughterhouse. The reason for preferring Al-Kabir was that this company belongs to a Jain Industrialist of India. Recently he donated two Crore Rupees for construction of a new Jain temple at Buffalo, the Capital city of Butcher Land.
The Jain temples of this Land are made from coins, not from bricks! The idols of Jain Gods are decorated with Silver and Golden coins, and also with currency notes of various countries, but especially with Euros and U.S. Dollars. Indian Rupee has no value here.
Last year, this Land was declared as a Jain Nation, after a revolt by extremist Jains of Butcherland. The new Government of Butcher Land has banned killing of Cockroaches, Bed Bugs and Mosquitoes. (But killing human beings is not a big crime here). The import of pesticides is prohibited. The Government has also banned farming, as agriculture is a sin according to the extremist Jains. So the people have to eat imported grains and cereals.
If a person is found eating potatoes, Garlic or onions, he is punished. Import of Sugar made from beat roots is banned. However, the Government officials have excluded Carrots from the list of non-eatables. Night eaters have to pay a big penalty; sometimes the offender has to lose all of his property. The restaurant owners in Butcher Land have to close their business before Sun set.
Beside import-export of meat and other animal products, many Jains here are engaged in various businesses like Gutkha manufacturing and its distribution, Gambling and lottery, money lending, Hawala etc. Many Butcher Land Jains work as mediators in Hawala, which is legal here. Their biggest clients are Jains from India and some western countries.
There is no penalty for economic criminals, as such types of crimes are legal and cannot be called as a crime.
For Butcher Land Jains Sports, Arts, Science, Music and such things are useless. The Land does not keep any armed forces, and is fully dependent on the enemy’s mercy.
The Jains of Butcher Land think that 75% of the world trade generates from their country.
There is 100% literacy and all of them are graduates. Bachelor of Commerce is the only Degree available here.
The Male-Female ratio is worst, and there are two males per one female. This is because the Jain Government has permitted to kill female children, even before they take birth. As a result, many Jain guys have to marry girls from African countries and have to pay a big dowry to the fathers of the girls. In last few decades, the body color of Butcher Land Jains is changed! (Tina Jain looks like a beautiful black girl of Nigeria or Uganda!)
Some Indian Jain celebrities are very popular in this country. You can see Photographs of Harshad Mehta, Ketan Parekh etc. in every office of corporate houses here.
I think that every Jain who likes to travel should visit this land.