Amid bedlam, the controversial anti-cow slaughter bill was passed within the Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday, with the Congress members
staging a walkout in protest. The bill generally known as the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill-2020 seeks a complete ban on the slaughter of cows within the state and stringent punishment to those that take pleasure in smuggling, unlawful transportation, atrocities on cows and slaughtering them, BJP sources mentioned.
“Yes, the bill has been passed in the Assembly,” Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy instructed PTI. Besides cows and calves, the bill additionally intends to guard buffaloes and their calves lower than 12 years of age.
There is a provision to arrange particular courts for the speedy trial of the accused folks. It additionally makes provision for organising Goshala or cattle-sheds for the safety of livestock.
Police have been given powers to conduct checking. The regulation additionally provides safety to those that defend these livestock. The bill was passed with none dialogue as there was din within the House.
The Congress later staged a walkout in protest. Earlier, when Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chavan tabled the bill within the night, Congress MLAs led by chief of the opposition Siddaramaiah trooped into the properly of the House. They alleged the bill was not mentioned for tabling within the Business Advisory Committee assembly.
“We had discussed yesterday that new bills will not be tabled. We had agreed that only the ordinances will be passed. Now he (Prabhu Chavan) has all-of-a-sudden introduced this anti-cow slaughter bill,” Siddaramaiah mentioned.
However, Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri mentioned he had clearly mentioned within the assembly that vital payments can be tabled on Wednesday and Thursday.
Not satisfied with the reply, the Congress MLAs trooped into the properly of the House and raised slogans in opposition to the BJP authorities.
The Congress has expressed fears that the bill, if passed, could also be misused for polarisation on communal traces and goal the minorities.
On the opposite hand, the BJP has been saying the bill is to guard the cows that are holy to the Hindus. To make the provisions of the proposed regulation
stringent, Chavan had referred to related legal guidelines in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. A staff of officers led by Chavan had not too long ago visited Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, the place the regulation has been enacted, to check its implementation.