Beef row: Kerala police arrest 8 Youth Congress workers for slaughtering ox
Kannur: On Thursday Kerala Police detained eight youth Congress workers, including the former Kannur parliament district committee Rijil Makutty for killing an ox.
The three defendants Makutty, Josey Kandathil and K. Sharafuddin had massacred a calf last week to protest against the Center’s decision to impose restrictions on cattle trade for the massacre, sparking national outrage.
Police have previous Kannur Sunday filed a case against the district youth congressional president and other workers in Congress under section 120 (A) of the Kerala Police Act, to knock down veal in public view.
Police filed the case on the basis of a video in which the president of the Youth Congress, Rigil Pookkutty and other youth congress workers could see the sacrifice of the calf.
The incident comes amid the cry in the sky of the new rule from the center of the ban on the sale of animals for slaughter or religious slaughter in livestock markets and animal fairs.
The Federation of Indian Students (IFC) also organized a protest against the ban on the consumption of beef in Kerala outside University College, Trivandrum.
Head of Government of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan said that the decision of the Center was surprising, was not suitable for a democratic nation. However, welcome to the decision of the Center, union minister Maneka Gandhi said that the step is commendable and made “in the interests of farmers.”
Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan ordered before the ministry has notified the Regulation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (cattle markets Regulations), 2017 as’ ensure that the sale of livestock is not Destined to massacre.
“The purpose of the regulation is very specific, it is only to regulate sales in the market of pets and livestock in these markets, and ensure the welfare of livestock in the market. Market of animals at the local level, “Vardhan told ANI.
He said that the seller and the buyer should make sure that both the cattle are not bought or sold in the market for the slaughter. “A corresponding commitment should be taken into account by the Animal Market Committee vocal sales clerk and the buyer,” Vardhan said.
According to the notification, cattle are defined as “bulls, bulls, cows, buffaloes, oxen, heifers and calves and camels.”
The rules also state that the buyer does not have to sacrifice animals for religious purposes or sell it to someone out of state without permission and must comply with state animal welfare laws.