Pondicherry, May 30: When the government decided to ban slaughter nationwide; Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Monday opposing the decision said Puducherry would not ban the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets.
The opposing decision by CM was the reply for the issue raised by Minister for Agriculture R. Kamalakannan, A. Anbalagan (AIADMK Amma), R. Siva (DMK) and T.P.R. Selvame (AINRC).
Narayanasamy also informed that the territorial government would not apply the Centre’s decision to ban the sale of cattle for slaughter. CM agreeing to the concerns expressed by the members said “‘Gau rakshaks’, in the name of protecting cattle, had created in several parts of the country. Nobody could interfere with the rights of the people”.
Beef as a part of the food for the poor as well as the rich, consume in a large number. CM said, “The territory’s unique cultural confluence had to be taken into consideration”. Adding the point he said that if the demand rises, the government would bring in a law to counter the order issued by the Centre.
CM also informed that he would write to the Prime Minister on the issue.
Agriculture Minister R. Kamalakannan raising the issue said, “The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh had been trying to impose its agenda of taking away the rights of minority communities”. He even added the slaughter ban decision came on the starting day of Ramzan when the demand is more.