The Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh said he will hang those who kill cows in the state.
The Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh said he will hang those who kill cows in the state. The CM was talking to reporters when he was asked if the government was making any law for cow protection. On this, Singh said there is no such activity going on in the state. In the wake of the new Uttar Pradesh’s CM Yogi Adityanath’s bid to close down illegal slaughterhouses, various cow protection organisations from Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have also started demanding for the closure of various meat shops in the respective states. While the Jharkhand Government earlier last week issued an order for closure of all illegal slaughterhouses in the state within 72 hours, the Gujarat State Assembly on Friday amended its Cow Protection Law introducing a life term for those slaughtering the animal.
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Amid all these activities, the Chhattisgarh CM, Singh is quite assured that no illegal cow slaughter exists in the state. When reporters asked Singh whether state planning any punishment in case of any such act, he said that if nothing such happened in the state in past 15 years than it would not happen in future as well. However, further asked for sketching any punishment for the culprits, if any, Singh said, “will hang those who kill cows.”
Earlier on March 24, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy introduced a private member bill in the Rajya Sabha seeking ‘deterrent punishment’ including a death sentence for the people who slaughter the cows. The bill introduced by Swamy seeks to “to create an authority to ensure stabilisation of population of cows and to suggest such measures to comply with Article 37 and 48 of the Constitution, to ban the slaughter of cow and to provide deterrent punishment including death penalty for slaughter of cow and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.”