Ban on cattle sale for slaughter: Kerala govt plans convening of special Assembly session

Pinarayi Vijayan had appealed to all state chief ministers to object to the “covert attempt to usurp the powers of the state legislature in the guise of rules under a Central Act.”

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 31, 2017 3:02 pm
pinarayi vijayan, kerala, kerala cattle ban, cattle ban, cattle slaughter ban, cow slaughter ban, cow slaughter kerala, kerala news Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the CPI Office in New Delhi on Monday (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reiterated that the state government will challenge the Centre’s notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. A special cabinet meeting will be called Thursday where the government will discuss the steps to oppose the Centre’s decision. It also plans to convene a special Assembly session to discuss and deliberate with other parties on the way forward. Legal experts will also be consulted.

CM Vijayan had appealed to all state chief ministers to object to the “covert attempt to usurp the powers of the state legislature in the guise of rules under a Central Act.”

“Unless we stand together and oppose this anti-federal, anti-democratic and anti-secular move, it may mark the beginning of a series of similar measures aimed at destroying the federal, democratic fabric and secular culture of our country. I would, therefore, fervently appeal to you to convey your objection to the 2017 Rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, to the Prime Minister and to request him to withdraw the Rules introduced without any consultation with the states,” Vijayan stated in the letter written to all CMs.

Several petitions, including one by Congress MLA Haibi Eden, against the Centre’s cattle ban is in front of the Kerala High Court which argue that the subject of animal markets come under the state list. The petitions say that the decision is aimed at breaking religious amity in society.

On Tuesday, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court issued a four-week stay on the Centre’s notification. A division bench comprising Justices Mv Muralidharan and CV Karthikeyan issued the interim order on separate petitions filed by S Selvagomathi and Asik Elahi Baba.

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  1. B
    May 31, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    OXYTOCIN MILK- Any milk giving animal including Cow gives milk Naturally only after delivery for 6-9 Months only – but Dairy industry of world extracts milk for 24 hrs 365 days by giving continuous Oxytocin Hormonal injections to Cows ( other animals as well ) is Biggest Fraud of Dairy industry – what we are drinking milk today is 90-95 percent not Natural but Oxytocin induced with traces of Oxytocin causing cancer and infertility – Cows are saying better to kill us than lifelong oxytocin injections and forcibly Milking which causes severe Pain and Injury to breast of Cows
    1. P
      May 31, 2017 at 8:39 pm
      If Gau Bhakts really love cows – they should purchase all cows from everybody and if saffron Govt really has Gai Mata sacred for Hindus ( obviously only for Brahmin Banias ) Bhakts or Feku RSS /BJP govt should give each SC/ST/OBC Minority home 1 kg Badam 1 kg Pitsa 30 kg Palak , 20 kg Arhar dal , 20 kg Soyabeans and 12 Dozen Eggs per month free of cost – then only it is possible for Meat / Beaf eaters to stop Meat / Beef eating – and then after alternate arrangements of Nutrition Govt may bring Cow bill – All India will support
      1. Vinayak Upadhyaya
        May 31, 2017 at 10:20 pm
        If cow milk is not suitable then children will survive by drinking cow blood?.Population of India is about 1.3 billion and there is only 160 million milk producing animal stock . It is duty of every citizen to protect milk producing animal stock.
      2. J
        May 31, 2017 at 7:54 pm
        Many Christians & Muslims wanted to stop eating beef. But when they found out that this is just a Samghi trick they are hesitating. Vedas and M mrithi don't prohibit beef eating. Then why should RSS force others to stop eating beef?
        1. C
          May 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm
          If anyone wants to eat beef then what the problem,?? If Cow are illegally traded to other countries, then Govt must increase security then imposing complete ban. India is a secular country. Muslim has equal rights as Hindu.
          1. D
            May 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm
            Yesterday, this man Suraj along with his other friend Abhinav Surya organised a beef festival in the IIT Madras campus and invited people from outside to join the party. The local students reported that many people who did not belong to IIT Since Suraj belonged to APSC group, many of his friends gathered in the Jain canteen and attacked Manish and fractured his hand. The leftists students kicked Manish and threw him away from the canteen. In the fight Suraj was hit below the eye. But the media jumped all the facts and only projected that thug Suraj was hit by Manish. Since Manish belonged to NO GROUP, he did not receive any helpwere seen in the during beef festival.
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