Proposed Ban on Beef, Cow Slaughter on Indian Island of Lakshadweep Sparks Twitterstorm

The slaughter of cows, thought of a sacred animal by Hindus, has typically led to communal tensions, with a number of cases of violence reported in a number of components of India lately. Critics have attributed the intolerance in opposition to cow slaughter to the ideology of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party.

The Indian authorities’s proposal to impose a full ban on the slaughter of cows in addition to the promoting and shopping for of beef within the island Union Territory of Lakshadweep, whose inhabitants has the best proportion of Muslims (96%), has evoked sharp reactions on Twitter.

Netizens are accusing the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party authorities of imposing its ideology, which allegedly helps folks belonging to the Hindu religion. The regulation in query, Lakshadweep Animal Preservation Regulation 2021, proposes life imprisonment and a high quality of as much as $6,800 for any individual present in violation of the rule, which prohibits even holding or transporting beef and bans the slaughter of calves, bulls, and bullocks on the island, together with cows.

The draft invoice additionally provides authority to authorities officers to enter and examine any premises. The authorities has put the proposed laws within the public area.


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