KPCC chief attacks Bommai regime’s order on animal slaughter


From our special correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network

Bangalore, April 2: Even as Karnataka residents are busy with Ugadi celebrations, the state’s livestock department has issued an official circular mandating Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials that animals should be ‘stunned’ before they can be slaughtered for meat.

The order to stun animals before slaughter follows the Halal vs. Jatka meat controversy currently raging in the state with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and other organizations urging people not to buy Halal meat prepared according to Islamic traditions.

The stunning process ensures that animals become unconscious and numb to pain before being slaughtered and meat vendors who do not comply with the order will not be granted permission.

The Animal Husbandry Department order dated April 1 says the order is based on the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules, which were written in 2001 by the Center, but not enforced.

Chairman of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, DK Shivakumar addressing a press conference at his residence on Ugadi Day, sent his greetings to the people on the occasion of Ugadi or New Year as per traditions Hindus and prayed that the year would bring peace, prosperity and happiness to all classes of people.

Shivakumar said the latest decision by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s government on stunning animals before slaughter for meat rather than allowing halal cuts or slaughtering animals to drain blood before preparing the meat was part of the larger game plan to target the Muslim community and its traders in addition to affecting the livelihoods of farmers.

He questioned how the Bommai government expected chickens and poultry to be stunned before slaughter and accused the government of abusing its powers and employing the police to harass meat vendors. Muslims.

The KPCC chief pointed out that even Hindus slaughter the birds or sheep as part of the offering to the gods during festivals and wanted to know if the government expects all worshipers to go through the stunning process before religious offering.

This is all part of the ruling BJP’s polarizing policy ahead of the election, Shivakumar said and wanted to know how the government wants to dictate eating habits or wearing clothes instead of letting the people choose.

The state congress speaker said the party would support halal minced meat traders and urged them not to be afraid of the BJP or the RSS. The Chief Minister must respect the Constitution and protect all sections of the population and not just one community. The narrow policy of dividing the people on the basis of religion for votes will not work and will not harm the state, he warned.

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