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Karnataka Assembly clears controversial anti-cow slaughter bill amid uproar, Congress phases walkout


Bengaluru: Amid bedlam, the controversial anti-cow slaughter bill became passed in the Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday, with the Congress individuals staging a walkout in suppose.

The bill, is known as the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Invoice 2020, seeks a total ban on the slaughter of cows in the instruct and stringent punishment to folks who bask in smuggling, unlawful transportation, atrocities on cows and slaughtering them, BJP sources acknowledged.

“Yes, the bill has been passed in the Assembly,” Karnataka law and parliamentary affairs minister J C Madhuswamy told PTI.

Moreover cows and calves, the bill also intends to guard buffaloes and their calves lower than 12 years of age. There is a provision to instruct up particular courts for the lickety-split trial of the accused. It also makes provision for organising gowshala or cattle-sheds for the safety of cattle.

Police were given powers to conduct checking. The law also affords safety to folks who offer protection to these cattle. The bill became passed without any discussion as there became a din in the Home. The Congress later staged a walkout in suppose.

Earlier, when animal husbandry minister Prabhu Chavan tabled the bill in the evening, Congress MLAs led by Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah trooped into the properly of the Home.

They alleged the bill became no longer discussed for tabling in the Trade Advisory Committee meeting. “We had discussed the day gone by that peaceable funds might possibly no longer be tabled. We had agreed that solely the ordinances can be passed. Now he (Prabhu Chavan) has all-of-a-surprising launched this anti-cow slaughter bill,” Siddaramaiah acknowledged.

Nonetheless, Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri acknowledged he had clearly acknowledged in the meeting that fundamental funds can be tabled on Wednesday and Thursday.  No longer convinced with the answer, the Congress MLAs trooped into the properly of the Home and raised slogans against the BJP authorities.

The Congress has expressed fears that the bill, if passed, can be misused for polarisation on communal lines and goal the minorities.  On the opposite hand, the BJP has been asserting the bill is to guard the cows which might possibly be holy to the Hindus.

To manufacture the provisions of the proposed law stringent, Chavan had referred to identical guidelines in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

A group of officials led by Chavan had lately visited Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, the put the law has been enacted, to discover its implementation.

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