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Scrap Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill / Act 2010 - Petitions

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The maximum imprisonment for violating the provisions of the 1964 Act was 06 months whereas the 2010 Bill/Act prescribes imprisonment extending up to 07 years. It is this that has made people question the intentions of the State BJP (right wing) government as in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), imprisonment for such long terms is usually meant for crimes of a far more heinous nature.

The latest Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill / Act 2010 virtually equates the killing of a cow with the murder of a human. (It's only the economically weaker sections of the society who consume/eat beef in India.)

An offender may be imprisoned from 01-07 years and fined between Rs. 25,000-50,000 or Rs.1 lakh. Draws the lines - us and them, the beef-eaters and those who don't, the killers (bad ones) and the pious/good ones. Reinforces those lines with the draconian, absolute and brutal police power of the State behind one particular section. Removes any distinction between "cow" and "cattle".

Criminalises (1) slaughter of any cattle, irrespective of its age. (2) sale, usage and possession of beef. (3) sale, purchase or disposal of cattle for slaughter. (4) food habits of millions of people. Provides powers for search and seizure of any premises including vessels (utensils, containers & refrigerators) and motor vehicles.

Says police officials (even local sub-inspectors) have/had the authority to search and seize cattle. Imposes severe restrictions on even the cattle transportation or transport of cattle. Makes the offences cognisable and non-bailable.

Any perceived "abetment" of slaughter or attempt to slaughter will also be punishable. Empowers the police to barge inside any house / premises on the slightest suspicion of possessing cattle / beef. The onus of proving the innocence is on the accused.

Selectively and seemingly challenges and attacks the food habits and rights of a section of the population, since it does not mention ritualistic killing of cattle, notably buffalos that goes on with impunity in temples across Karnataka.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/scrap-anti-cow-slaughter-bill-act-2010(Fully featured condensed version created on Sunday, July 11, 2010) http://bit.ly/cBAOlJ

http://www.petitiononline.com/kacattle/ http://petol.org/kacattle (Partially featured condensed version created on Sunday, July 11, 2010)


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/scrap-draconian-cattle-bill-act-2010 (Fully featured comprehensive version created on Friday, March 19, 2010)

http://www.petitiononline.com/cattleka/  http://petol.org/cattleka (Partially featured condensed version created on Friday, March 19, 2010)


The author and creator of these petitions clarifies that he's a 99% vegetarian who doesn't consume / eat beef / beef products. It's usually the economically weaker sections of the non-vegetarian Indian society who/which consume / eat beef in India.
The Karnataka Chief Minister’s Office or CMO which was one of the several recipients of the following civic grievance email on Monday, July 12, 2010 10:27 AM has forwarded it to the Principal Secretary Home on Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:48 AM and 01:42 PM for necessary action.
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Fwd: Scrap Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill / Act 2010
Monday, 12 July, 2010 1:42 PM
Chief Minister of Karnataka
Principal Secretary Home
 Syed Tanveeruddin
Monday, July 12, 2010 10:27 am
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Fwd: Scrap Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill / Act 2010
Monday, 12 July, 2010 10:48 AM
Chief Minister of Karnataka
Principal Secretary Home
 Syed Tanveeruddin
Monday, July 12, 2010 10:27 am

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turning wealth to liability

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This year, the BJP-Shiv Sena government cleared a stricter ban, pending for 19 years. Now, slaughter of any cattle is illegal, including those that could be slaughtered before: male, calves, old and infirm.

Overnight, cattle have lost value as assets and are instead a liability. From being able to sell a bullock to raise money for sowing and buy one when the money from the harvest came in, the farmer may now have to borrow money and feed the livestock from that money as well.


For the full text of the report in IndiaSpend, click here.

Cattle is referred to as "dhana", synonym for wealth, in rural Karnataka. From that, it has turned a liability.

Muralidhar Rao


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