“The citizens of Karnataka, who had high hopes on the BJP-led government when it first came to power, are now sick of it,” declared State Secretary of CPI (M) G N Nagaraj." />
Mangalore, Mar 9: “The citizens of Karnataka, who had high hopes on the BJP-led government when it first came to power, are now sick of it,” declared State Secretary of CPI (M) G N Nagaraj during a protest staged in front of the DC Office on March 9, Tuesday against the ban imposed by the state government on cow slaughter. The Janata Dal and CPI also supported the CPI (M).
Listing out the ill effects of the ban, he said that people will be forced to purchase mutton to satisfy their dietary requirements. Since mutton is expensive, many people cannot afford it, he pointed out. He also said that, if farmers are not permitted to sell their old and weak cows, they will have to feed the animals, which they cannot do because of their poverty. He urged the government to realize that not only minorities, but also large portions of the Hindu community also consume beef.
Continuing his critical analysis of the ban, he said that the government must punish the Hindu sellers of cows if it insists on punishing beef eaters by imposing a ban on cow slaughter. Muslims will not be able to eat beef, if Hindus do not sell cows, he pointed out and added that Muslims consume beef for proteins and not because it is divine for Hindus.
President of Muslim Varthakara Samithi Ali Hassan, District Secretary of CPI Sanjeeva, State President of JDS J S Noronha, and CPI (M) Secretary B Madhava also participated actively in the protest.