Cattle order not a prestige issue, looking at suggestions: Harsh Vardhan

The Regulation of Livestock Market Rules, framed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, issued last month, bans the trading of cattle, like cows and buffaloes, at animal markets for the purpose of slaughtering them.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 5, 2017 5:22 am
Cattle, Harsh Vardhan, cattle trade, cow slaughter, cattle slaughter, animal markets, cattle issue, india news, indian express Harsh Vardhan is the second minister to give the indication that the contentious rules may be changed. (Source: Express photo)

In another indication that the recent notification on the regulation of animal markets is likely to be amended, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the government was not viewing it as a “prestige issue” and was seriously going through the objections that have been raised.

The Regulation of Livestock Market Rules, framed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, issued last month, bans the trading of cattle, like cows and buffaloes, at animal markets for the purpose of slaughtering them. It was criticised as an attempt by the central government to ban cow slaughter even in the states where it is legal.

The Madras High Court stayed the implementation of the notification for four weeks, and several groups have written to the Environment Ministry to protest against the new rules. “We are carefully studying all the suggestions that we have been receiving. Our officials have also met a few groups of stakeholders,” Harsh Vardhan told reporters on Sunday. “We will do what is the right thing. There is no prestige issue involved here,” he said when asked whether the government was under pressure to make amendments.

Harsh Vardhan is the second minister to give the indication that the contentious rules may be changed. Earlier, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had also said that the government was open to a review of the order. The representations received by the Environment Ministry have raised three broad objections to the notification. Some of them, mainly from meat traders, want buffalo to be excluded from the purview of the rules so that the domestic meat market and their exports are not affected.

There are others who have raised concerns over the elaborate need for permissions and licences that the new rules bring in. The third set, including some state governments like West Bengal, have challenged the very constitutionality of the Centre notifying such rules when animal markets come under the purview of state governments. Harsh Vardhan reiterated the government’s position that the notification was not meant to control people’s food habits but was just aimed at preventing cruelty to animals at these markets.

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    Fake Allah
    Jun 5, 2017 at 10:37 am
    Namaz Namaz Namaz Bomb Blast.Namaz Namaz Namaz Bomb Blast.Namaz Namaz Namaz Bomb Blast.Namaz Namaz Namaz Bomb Blast. This is how Muslims work for kuran And Islam
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      ram
      Jun 6, 2017 at 12:01 am
      MODI MODI MODI MODI BHAGWAN HAI MODI BHAGWAN HAI...THIS IS HOW BHAKT WORK
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      Balaji
      Jun 5, 2017 at 9:19 am
      Ban on Cattle sell is not in line with sentiment of Hindu religion. This religion is having the glory of tel everything in details & gives the rating for each activities. Then it is up to you to choose them. This religion is giving the freedom to each soul to act in their way & get the return as per the same. Finally it is the work of God to shape your fate as per your act. No human should be worried for the work of God. If somebody wants to kill a cow he can do it very well. He is doing it with the capacity of his own judgement with the intelligence he is provided by the God. If it is wrong then he will be punished & if it is good he will be rewarded. It is non of others business. It is non of my business. If am pure & understand the things in a better way then I will not do the mistake, I will not kill any life. But I can not force others to understand the things in my way of understanding as understanding differs from man to man.
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        SK Gupta
        Jun 5, 2017 at 9:02 am
        It was a good move. Towards a more civilized n non violent world ! When slaughter is banned, why for it should be allowed. Muslim countries have banned pork, the US has banned dog n cat meet ( which is a delicacy for Koreans n others). So, why should we hesitate to restrict slaughter of animals which affect the emotions of our countrymen. It is a decision taken by a majority government. Rgds, Kumar.
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          Dawlat Singh
          Jun 5, 2017 at 10:10 am
          Then first ban the BEEF Exporting companies which slaughter cattle more than the quan y consumed by the Locals. No body speak about banning BEEF Export and no restriction on them and no one dares to ban these companies bcoz they are owned by influential politicians or their relatives.
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            Tushar
            Jun 5, 2017 at 10:16 am
            They don't respond for this statement ..about export because it's clearly exposing their double standard .. They know they can't win the debate
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          sunny
          Jun 5, 2017 at 7:57 am
          Please think about the poor farmer sel the cow. You may preach importance of cow , cow dung OK. The organic farming is good but it is for fulfil the need of rich as they wont want to eat pesticide content food. Reality many Indians are going to bed with 1/2 stomach. They wont bother whether it is peptide content or not. They want , food to surviveLast week I purchase Cowdung at Rs1.5/kg( Wet) and Rs 5/kg Dry cow dung. What is the value of Rs5 today
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            ashok s
            Jun 5, 2017 at 7:07 am
            When we speaking about equality in all living beings . then every one has to work n earn his or hers own lively hood . so horse carriage cannot be banned , circus's should continue etc etc . cows post retirement , when their reproduction age or when they stop giving milk ,should get retirement benefits , and should allowed to live their natural death .
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              Tushar
              Jun 5, 2017 at 10:19 am
              So how about people involved in beef business and leather industry ...ain't they equally be treated . and one thing ! No one is kil cow for beef nowadays they kill Buffalo and bulls .. U kinda guys are brain washed .that's the problem .. Who keep on changing cow slaughter
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              Sphinx
              Jun 5, 2017 at 6:34 am
              No suggestions required. Just be humble, realise your mistake and take back cattle order. Don't try to control w india's food habits. You don't want to lose South and Eastern states. Stop cruelty on humans (by gau rakshaks)
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                Indian First
                Jun 5, 2017 at 9:24 am
                You should be served PORK BALL Kebabs. I heard you love it, want some?
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                  Tushar
                  Jun 5, 2017 at 10:22 am
                  Pork is not eaten because it eats sh it ... That's banned in Islam for scientifically reason.. It produces tape worm in stomach how much ever it is boiled or cooked ... Other than that Islam has no enmity towards pork ... Ain't it's not any ones God .
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                Sphinx
                Jun 5, 2017 at 6:15 am
                BJP govt has lost its mind. They are trying to hurt the beef and meat traders & consumers (Muslims mainly). BJP & top Sanghis are just ignoring financial losses which poor Hindu farmers will suffer who raises cows and buffaloes. They are also ignoring the chaos created by unproductive cattle roaming on streets. If they persist, 2019 congress will be back.
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                  Indian First
                  Jun 5, 2017 at 9:26 am
                  PROK Kebab ready for you
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                    Dawlat Singh
                    Jun 5, 2017 at 10:17 am
                    All Muslims in India doesnot consume BEEF only 10 or so eat beef. The majority of Beef consumers are Hindu lower cast and BEEF Exporters. The Govt is not imposing any ban of BEEF Exporters but only on local consumers. If they want to save cow it is gud, but let them ban all Slaughter including exporting. NO Gau Rakshak dare to approach the EXPORTING companies in UP, Gujarat or in Andhra.
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                    samir
                    Jun 5, 2017 at 2:16 am
                    HOME INDIA I am reading Upanishads, Gita to tackle RSS-BJP forces: Rahul hi By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published On: June 4, 2017 9:22 Pm Rahul hi, Rahul hi in Tamil Nadu, BJP-RSS, Congress, Narendra Modi, Upanishads, Gita, hindi imposition, india news, indian express Chennai: Congress Vice President Rahul hi addressing the media at TNCC Office in Chennai on Sunday. (PTI Photo) RELATED NEWS Rajiv hi’s statue damaged, Congress declares protest BJP says it needs no certificate from Congress on Kashmir issue Congress workers burn stan PM’s poster in Rajkot to protest Indo-Pak cricket match Continuing his tirade against the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress Vice-President Rahul hi on Sunday said he was reading sacred texts such as Upanishads and the Bhagwad Gita to take on the RSS and BJP. “Nowadays I study the Upanishads and the Gita since I am fighting the RSS and BJP,” he said while addressing party functionaries in Chennai. “I ask them (RSS men), my
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