BJP government discussing ban on sale and possession of beef, says minister
By Scroll In 30-Aug-2019
“No decision has been taken but we are discussing a petition made by the BJP Cow Protection Cell on Friday,” Karnataka Minister for Tourism and Kannada and Culture CT Ravi said. On Thursday, the Cow Protection Cell of the BJP had submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa requesting a ban on cattle slaughter.
The memorandum said the BJP government had in 2010 tried to ban beef, but the governor had rejected the bill. “Now that the BJP has come to power, the 2010 legislation must be strengthened even more,” BJP Cow Protection Cell Chief Siddharth Goenka told The News Minute. “The government must consider this memorandum and introduce the bill in the upcoming Assembly session.”
The 2010 Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Bill had been passed in the Assembly after a long debate. The then leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah had vehemently opposed the legislation, labelling it draconian, unconstitutional and “against secularism”. Siddaramaiah also tore up a copy of the bill in the Assembly.
However, the then-Governor HR Bhardwaj did not give his assent to the bill.
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