Just to create communal tensions, says Siddaramaiah about Karnataka’s cow law

Siddaramaiah attacked the Karnataka BJP government over the cows bill


The opposition leader in Karnataka, Siddaramaiah from Congress, today launched another direct attack on the BJP-led government for its draft law against the slaughter of cows, describing it as “unscientific” and “against the interests of farmers” .

The bill against the slaughter of cows is not only harsh and unscientific, but it also goes against the interests of farmers. The sole intention of @ BJP4Karnataka is to create communal tensions and gain political mileage, “the congressional leader tweeted one day when Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and the BJP were still celebrating the passage of the new draft cow protection bill. from the state assembly on Wednesday.

The BJP, however, lacks the numbers to go through the Legislative Council, a necessary move to make it law. The numbers in the Legislative Council are dominated by Congress and the Janata Dal Secular, who have made it clear that they are not in favor of such a law.

“Before making the decision to ban the slaughter of cows, the government should consider buying all unproductive livestock or the government should reimburse the farmers for caring for the livestock. If the government is ready for this, let them convene the session of the convention only next week, “Siddaramaiah tweeted. “If @ BJP4India is so concerned about cows, they should propose a law for the entire country, including Kerala and the northeastern states. It should also stop cattle meat exports.”

“There are only 159 cow shelters in the state to care for cattle. The government has not provided feed just for existing cattle. Will the government be able to feed if all farmers send cattle to the cow shelters?” Siddaramaiah tweeted.


The possibility of such a law has left many feeling vulnerable and fearing the worst in Karnataka. One part of the bill, allowing search and seizure by a police officer at the rank of deputy inspector and above, has people concerned about possible harassment and abuse.

“(An) officer involved … may conduct a search and seizure when he has reason to believe that a crime has been committed. There is a big difference between having credible information to commit a crime and ‘reason to believe’ that a” committed a crime, “said advocate BT Venkatesh, founder of ReachLawyer, a nonprofit human rights organization.