Only a couple of weeks ago, gaurakshaks impounded a consignment of eight indigenous Gir breed cows that Jadhav had sourced from a farmer in Gujarat’s Amreli district. These animals, whose milk fetches a premium, are currently being housed at a gaushala (cow shelter) near Amreli.
Four people were arrested in Kalyan city for transporting buffalo allegedly for slaughter. Centre has banned sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter under Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act.
Giridih Deputy Commissioner, Uma Shankar Singh said: “The situation escalated suddenly. The initial presence of police, although outnumbered, helped us save lives. The injured is completely out of danger. We are probing the case from all angles.”
Punjab’s unique cattle breeding-cum-milk sale dairying model is under threat from gau rakshak activism and the Centre’s new animal trading rules. Randhawa and Gill are amongst Punjab’s many dairy farmers who have made the state into a major supplier of not just milk, but also milch animals.
The comments of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leader comes in the wake of Sadhvi Saraswati’s remarks that the beef eaters should be hanged during a meet of various Hindu outfits in Goa
“There is no such thing as absolute fundamental right. The right to eat beef is subject to ‘reasonable restrictions’ in the Constitution. Soon, a national ban will be announced on cow slaughter and consumption,”said BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.
“The followers of Swami Vivekananda and Veer Savarkar who are making a hue and cry about cows, they should be made to understand that only North India and one big community cannot be considered as entire India,” Vijay wrote in the article.
Security has been tightened and extra police deployed as a precautionary measure.
Beef is widely consumed in much of the north eastern states and the Bharatiya Janata Party has been accused by its rivals of working to impose a ban in the region as well.
The Judge directed both the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments to amend the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and IPC Section 429 so that the offences under the Act are non-bailable.
“It is not at all an issue. There is no difficulty in the north-eastern region. Everyone is eating what they like. (There is) no clash, no arrest. No one is put behind the bars,” Rijiju said.
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The violent episode unfolded after a group of people resorted to stone-pelting when a police team raided some houses on information of “cow slaughter”. 270 people have been charged with rioting, participating in unlawful assembly, damaging public property, attempt to murder and related offences.
The incident took place when the policemen were returning from the village after failing to find any evidence of cow slaughter.
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