DMK leader Stalin to lead protest in Chennai against Centre’s new rules on cattle slaughter

The DMK leader had earlier asked the BJP government to recuse itself from "endangering the pluralism by instituting monolithic laws".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:May 29, 2017 1:44 pm
 cattle slaughter, cow slaughter, beef ban, beef fest, stalin, meat industry, BJP, ban trade of cattle, mk stalin, stalin-tamil nadu, tamil nadu-beef ban, stalin protest, dmk protest, indian express Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin  (PTI Photo)

DMK working president M K Stalin will lead a protest on Wednesday in Chennai against the Centre’s recent decision to ban trade of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, news agency ANI reported. Earlier, the DMK scion had called for repealing the beef ban law, saying it infringes on the right of every citizen to make their food choices. He had also asked the BJP government to recuse itself from “endangering the pluralism by instituting monolithic laws”.

Already reeling under several reverses, the Centre’s move is considered as the biggest blow yet for meat suppliers across the country. Defending its decision, the environment ministry had said in a statement that the regulation was to protect “animals from cruelty and not to regulate the existing trade in cattle for slaughter houses”.

Earlier, the beef fest was organised in various parts of Kerala by the Congress and the Left to protest the Centre’s ban. Activists of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, opposition Congress-headed UDF and their youth wings joined forces and took out marches while organising these fests across the state, where beef is widely consumed.

Expressing strong disapproval of the Centre’s move, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had send a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also attacked the BJP-led government at the centre and the RSS, saying there was no need for the people of his state to draw lessons from New Delhi or Nagpur on their food habits.

With inputs from agencies

 

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    Srinivas
    May 30, 2017 at 11:55 am
    @ Jignesh - I said animals - right but present issue only on cattles dont forget that. Mind your toungue you stupid rascal. You said in MBBS everybody has to kill frogs for physiology experiments , pharmacy college kill daily 20-40 rats / guine pigs - go stop all pharmacy colleges dude for your kind information i belong to doctor family and i being pharmacy man work in college. Nowadays experiments on animals are carried to very very less extent in colleges all are demonstration experiments. Many many colleges do not do labs, your talking about kil very funny.Do not simply speak rubbish without knowing the facts. I am not scoundrel you do not seem to have manners of talking, yourself are that.
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      rajiv kumar
      May 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm
      By the way, remember that brahmins are the progeny of meat eaters. All your ancestors were voracious meat eaters.Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, and Manu Smriti. They all talk about eating meat. Please read the life histories of our Sages. Sage Yagnavalkya was very fond of eating beef so long as it was tender. We stopped eating beef only when Gautam Buddha castigated us for using humans for ploughing the field instead of employing bullocks for the job and eating the bullocks' !!
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        Srinivas
        May 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm
        Hi why you wont to involve Brahmins here. Its not issue about who should eat who should not. Its about control cruelty against animals. Do not talk about cast and religion. We all are Indians. Everybody is free to have food they like. Moreover its not brahmins who are opposing its the central govt decision. Just because its BJP govt do not talk about brahmins. Just watch and talk about any issue.
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          RAGHU
          May 29, 2017 at 4:59 pm
          Plants have life as animals, what veggies like becomes non cruel?
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            rajiv kumar
            May 29, 2017 at 5:44 pm
            Rama killed dear in ramayana for sita - so he is animal killer, here i see lot of animal lovers so weather they will join group opposing Ram mandir in Ayodhya - and then why worship him Shiva killed a big elephant and fixed head on ganesha – so shiva is elephant killer – so why go to Kailash to worship– will animal lovers aka sanghi brahmins condemn elephant kill-ing
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              jignesh
              May 29, 2017 at 5:45 pm
              @ Srinivas - u said animals - which include all animals - right - konkani bengali , brahmins all eat fish which is a animal - go stop them , bengali hindus higher caste - do not end puja for kali without sheep sacrifice and blood offering - go stop them , brahmin bania higher caste doctors are more than 50 percent - in MBBS everybody has to kill frogs for physiology experiments , pharmacy college kill daily 20-40 rats / guine pigs - go stop all pharmacy colleges , gau atankis killed pehlu and aqlaq - bring them back - if u cant do any one of above - u r rascal scoundral of first grade - need to be thrashed