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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, May 30: Vishwa Hindu Parishad Gorakshak Pramukh Dinesh Pai welcomed the Central government’s move to ban cattle trade for slaughter and said that VHP strongly supports the order.
Addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday May 30, he said, “A notification regarding the ban on cattle trade for slaughter was passed on May 23. We will hold a campaign and meet the officials concerned to create awareness for the full-fledged implementation of the ban.”
“We also demand the formation of an ‘Animal Market Commitee’ with the inclusion of a member from Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The commitee constituted under these rules should be responsible for the upkeep of a market or for the provision of fixed facilities, therefore ensuring the welfare of the animals being traded. Even though the notification of SPCA was passed in the year 2001, it is not yet fully commissioned and there are no representatives from the state. This notification needs to implemented at the earliest,” he added.
“The guidelines under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules 2017 notified by the Central government, needs to be followed. Violators should not roam free and stringent action need to be taken against them. The culprits should also be made to sign a bond where they have to pay penalty as mentioned in the bond,” he opined.
“An Act has to be implemented where cow slaughter can be completely banned across the country and culprits punished with five years of jail term.
“We strongly condemn the incident in Kerala where Youth Congress activists slaughtered a cow in public, cooked its meat and distributed it. They should be charged under IPC Section 295 for hurting the sentiments of the Hindu community,” he said.
VHP district president Jagadish Shenava, Bajrang Dal convenor Sharan Pumpwell and others were present.