Bengaluru, December 08:
Following the footsteps of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BS Yediyurappa led Karnataka government is also taking to steps to bring in a law in the next Assembly Session. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said the anti-cow slaughter bill will be introduced during the ongoing winter session of the Karnataka legislature.
We had introduced the cow slaughter prohibition bill earlier but Governor sent it back. I have asked Law Minister to introduce it in the current session, probably he will introduce the bill tomorrow (Tuesday) or the day after. We are thinking to introduce a law against 'Love-Jihad' next session. We will not be tabling it in this session. Anti-cow slaughter, we will do it now," said Chief Minister Yediyurappa on Monday.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Minister R Ashok has asserted that the State Government will discuss the model of the cow slaughter bill with Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh, revise it and bring the bill.
Apart from Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh (MP) CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also recently proposed to bring in laws to curb "forces religious conversions". He had recently also pressed that a massive cycle of religious conversions is going on in the country under the guise of love.
The issue of "love jihad" has been on the boil for the past few weeks after the death of a 21-year-old college student, who was shot point-blank outside her college allegedly by a stalker and his friend in Ballabgarh in October.