3 Kerala Youth Congress Workers Suspended Over Slaughtering An Ox In Public
Police in Kerala have filed a case against several Kannur Youth Congress workers, accusing them of killing an animal in a manner that disrupts public order, which is punishable by a prison term of one year and a fine . “Such elements do not take place in Congress,” party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said today, announcing the suspension.
The video shows the men shouted slogans against the government and Congress in favor of youth, while they kill the ox before a large group including the children. A BJP employee had filed a complaint with the police.
“Cruelty in its heyday: The massacre of cattle by Youth Congress activists in broad daylight before the public meeting,” Kerala BJP President Kummanam Razasekharan wrote the video.
“What happened in Kerala yesterday was unconscious, brutal and totally unacceptable to me and the Congress Party. I strongly condemn the incident,” said Rahul Gandhi Sunday.
There have been demonstrations throughout Kerala by various political groups against the new livestock governs the central government. They described as a crime the right of the people to the food of their choice and claimed that they were supposed to address the Muslims just before Ramzan’s fasting month.
The Environment Ministry said last week that pet markets can only exchange livestock for agricultural purposes. He defines cattle as bulls, cows, buffaloes, oxen, heifers, calves and camels.
The ministry said the regulation was to protect “animal cruelty and not to regulate existing cattle trade for the massacre.” Massacre animals must be purchased directly from farmers, he said.
The meat traders said they intend to take the government to court over the new rules, calling it a BJP-led government movement to hurt the company, led mainly by Muslims.
One of the few states where beef is allowed, Kerala, administered by the left, said that the decision of the center interferes with the rights of states and “against the principles of secularism and federalism in our country.” Kerala calls to change its rules only after a response from PM Modi, said the Kerala minister leader Pinarayi Vijayan.
The new notification center modifies the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. While states have the power to pass their own laws on cow slaughter and beef consumption, the law on the prevention of cruelty to animals applies throughout India.