Congress stages a walkout in protest
Bangalore – A bill banning cow slaughter has been passed in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. According to this law, killing a cow and calf will be illegal. This law permits the killing of a buffalo over 13 years of age. The only exception to this is that when a cow is ill and is likely to infect other cows. The sale and transportation of beef will also be a punishable offense. Cow slaughter cases will be tried in a fast track court. There is also a provision to open gaushalas for the protection of the cows. The Congress opposed the law in the assembly and staged a boycot. Opposition leader Siddaramaiah has convened all Congress MLAs to discuss this matter.
(Courtesy: Republic World)