Karnataka Assembly adopts anti-slaughter Bill

Karnataka Assembly has passed the controversial Bill banning slaughter of milch animals and draught cattle amidst stiff opposition from opposition benches.After a mammoth debate the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill was adopted by the Assembly by voice vote on Friday evening.The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hailed the passing of Bill and said appreciated it is in the interest of preserving the rich cattle wealth of the State. abling the Bill before the House, State Home Minister V. S. Acharya said the Bill would ensure that the ban on cattle slaughter is in consonance with the provisions of Article 48 of the Constitution, the various orders of the Karnataka High Court and the Supreme Court.

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