MODI GOVERNMENT HAS OPENED ITS DOORS FOR DISCUSSION ON CATTLE SLAUGHTER NOTIFICATION :

 The government on Sunday said it is open to the suggestions made by various groups on the cattle slaughter notification and was not viewing it as a prestige issue, amid a raging row over the order.  Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the intention behind the notification was not to harm any particular group, influence food habits or affect slaughter business.  “Suggestions that have been submitted will be reviewed. It is not a prestige issue for the government,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function to mark World Environment Day.  The minister was asked if these representations were being reviewed and if the government was open to considering alternative views on the issue.  The row over beef eating and cattle trade has sparked a nationwide controversy and protests have been held in several states, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has described the ban as undemocratic and unconstitutional and said her government will not accept it.  On May 30, the Madras high court had stayed for four weeks the enforcement of the contentious notification banning sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter.  The order had come on a petition challenging the bar as inimical to personal liberty, peoples rights to livelihood and an encroachment into matters that are within the domain of the states.  Harsh Vardhan said, “Rules under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, are not to influence food habits, or affect slaughtering business.”  The Rediff.com : 4th. June,17

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