The parties allege this notification infringes state rights and will severely affect all people.

TN political parties including DMK issue joint statement condemning Centres rules on cattle
news Politics Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 14:25

Days after the Central Government implemented new rules for buying and selling of cattle in animal markets, various political parties in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday issued a joint statement condemning the new rules.

“We condemn the Central Government's recent notification on banning sale of agrarian cattle for slaughter,” reads the statement. 

Political parties including Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Congress, Communist Party of India (CPI), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), Indian National League (INL) and Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) have issued the joint statement.

The parties allege that this notification infringes the state rights and will severely affect all people from all sections of society, mainly farmers. “Already farmers are reeling under drought and now with this notification in effect farmers will have to bear the burden of maintaining the old cattle,” the statement says.

It also added that this move by the government will affect the village economy and thousands of workers who are employed in various jobs related to cattle.

Moreover, they stated that the government has no right to decide what people should not eat.

“Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Puducherry and Tripura have rejected this notification and we demand TN government should come clear on this issue. BJP is raking up this issue only to cover its failures,” said the statement.

In various parts of Kerala, beef fests were conducted on Saturday to protest against the Centre’s rules on beef ban. The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) had organised beef festivals in all districts of their different units.

On Sunday night, IIT Madras too conducted a beef festival as a mark of protest.  

 

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