Cattle sale ban: Kerala assembly to meet tomorrow to discuss further course of action

Various options, including approaching the Supreme Court and bringing in a law within the ambit of the state, are reportedly under the government's consideration.

By: PTI | Thiruvanathapuram | Published:June 7, 2017 6:04 pm
Cattle sale ban, Cattle slaughter ban, Kerala Cattle ban, Kerala assembly cattle sale, Kerala Cm Pinarayi Vijayan, Indian express, India news Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan earlier termed the ban ‘unconstitutional’ and encroachment on the rights of the state.

Amid the row over ban on sale of cattle for slaughter, the Kerala Assembly will meet here tomorrow to discuss the issue. The special one-day session was called to finalise the steps to be taken by government on the decision of the Centre, which the state had termed as an infringement into the state’s rights and against federal principles.

Various options, including approaching the Supreme Court and bringing in a law within the ambit of the state, are reportedly under the government’s consideration. CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala was the first to oppose the notification, holding that it is an infringement into the states’ rights and went against federal principles.

The state had asked the Centre to rollback the notification holding that it would adversely affect the meat and dairy sectors, which employs about five lakh people. Fifteen lakh heads of cattle are brought to Kerala every year and 2.5 lakh tonnes of meat worth Rs 6,552 crore sold in the state annually.

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    Lalan Raghu
    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm
    Today some people are tel that they have the right to eat anything. Have we the right to eat Human flesh or meat of dear? Then how can we ume that we have the right to slaught the cattle?
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    Lalan Raghu
    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm
    The so-called animal lovers all over world raise their voice against the slaughter of Dogs in South Korea and the sacrifice of animals to God in a religious custom in Nepal.Now , probably both practices are banned by the concerned countries.Very good decision. But when the slaughter of cows are banned in India, these people totally make U-turn in the name of interference of their food habit. Have we the right to eat Human flesh or meat of dear?
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    indian man
    Jun 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm
    I am hungry, Give me beef else i di e.
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    Balasubramanya
    Jun 7, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    How God's own country is so upset with the helpban of cattle ? The name should be changed as ' Beef eater's country' as God can't eat his own creation.
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