Udupi: Congress condemns Eshwarappa's 'cow slaughter' remark


Udupi, Dec 2 (IANS): The Congress on Thursday denounced Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K.S. Eshwarappa's statement that those who slaughter cows will be "trapped and crucified".

U.T. Khader, former minister and Congress MLA, told IANS that no one is against taking action on illegal transportation of cattle. "We are also against it. But, such crimes cannot take place without the support of the ruling government. These incidents are witnessing a rise after the BJP came to power. In spite of law, the government is not able to control it."

"Why is Eshwarappa blaming police officers and issuing emotional statements? The BJP is ruling at the Centre as well as the state. There are 16 beef export companies operating in the north Karnataka region. If he is so concerned, let him cancel their licenses," he challenged.

Lavanya Ballal, AICC spokesperson and social media coordinator, accused Eshwarappa of issuing "cheap and provoking" statements. In Karnataka, there is an Animal Slaughter Bill and amendments have been made. Besides, there is a provision for sending aged cows to slaughter houses, she said.

"We have to ask Eshwarappa whether he is targeting non-vegetarians. He is an elected representative and he can't issue anti-constitutional statements. What he has to say about animal sacrifices at Shakti Peethas (religious centres)," she asked.

Eshwarappa allegedly made the statement on Wednesday night when he was interacting with reporters after visiting gaurakshaks (cow vigilantes) of the Bajrang Dal at a hospital. They were undergoing treatment for injuries suffered while trying to prevent cows from being illegally transported.

Eshwarappa stated, "We have brought a legislation to instil fear among killers of cows. The legislation is more than enough to deal with the issue. But, the police department has to take strict action in this regard."

"We will encourage and empower police to take action against illegal cow slaughtering. If there is any drawback in the legislation, we will make it more powerful. BJP workers worship cows," he said.

"I am paying a visit to the hospital amid a tight schedule. Two accused have been arrested for attacking gaurakshaks. Nineteen cows have been rescued in the operation. If illegal transportation, slaughtering of cows continue, we will crucify them," he warned.

"I am unhappy with the police for not initiating stern action in this regard. They fear for their families' safety. Illegal cow slaughtering has not stopped despite the BJP ruling the state. I am upset. We will ensure an end to cow slaughter completely in the state. We will trap those who slaughter cows and crucify them," he said.

"The doctors have stated that all the injured are out of danger. Our organisation (RSS) and government will come to their aid. We will ensure that the injureds' families do not spend a penny on their treatment," he said.

The incident took place in Thirthahalli in Shivamogga district on November 30. Two brothers, Kiran (23) and Charan (24), working as labourers and Bajrang Dal activists spotted a truck transporting cows illegally and followed it.

In a bid to escape, the truck driver tried to run them over and in the process, dragged the two for a long distance injuring them badly.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    The government doesn’t have anything to boast about any development during their rule. Their only achievements are provoking people on non issues like perceived religious conversions, love jihad, cow, beef, hindu, muslim and changing names just to divert people’s attention from the real burning issues in the state. The real problem is that the ordinary citizens are dumb and blind and get easily carried away with such false emotions.

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  • Jairam, Manglore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Congress anti-Hindu day by day.

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Because Goa is getting beef from karnataka

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Bjpee is back stabber for Hindus....Fooling Hindus with fake agenda and looting people's money with kathra game.

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  • Haris, Dammam

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    To hide the failures of government they play religious very cards well. Temple was demolished to divert the attention Love Jihad, cow slaughter etc. However, unfortunately many of innocents are falling under the trap power monger government . Jairam statement is one sample

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  • M.ganesh pai, Bangalore

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    He eshwatappa might have had a few pegs when he spoke.ask him yo stop drinking alcohol.

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Kudla

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Jairam Mangalore, no one is anti. When people think too religious they become anti by themselves. Religion is nothing but rule to follow in a decispline way of life. When people abuse the decispline that is the place where civil war starts. Look at Syria Afghan Aman Somalia many goes ideologically corrupt nations ruined thier populations of not following religion correctly rather followed opposite of gods teachings and many oppressed minorities in those nations. See what is thier fate today. So be real human first and serve lovingly to everyone and then prosper.

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  • Prakash, Dubai

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Jaram, BJP wants to send all cow meat outside the country. Bjp is real anti Hindu. You blid bhakts can not see this. Here we are really enjoying beef from India. Jai BJP ,keep sending beef outside country.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    BJP are hand in gloves with cow slaughter proved, day by day

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  • Bobato Charlie, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Jairam, Manglore — there are more Hindus in the Congress and other parties than there are in the BJP. Trust you are aware only 37.36% of Indians voted for the hate-mongering BJP! Those (so-cvalled Hindus) who support the supporting the venom-spewing, hate-mongering, nation-dividing BJP are anything but Hindus as Hinduism does not preach or practices hate and violence like the BJP and its allies do! Hinduism is about peace and respect — please get your facts right!!!

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  • Bobato Charlie, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Jairam, Manglore — there are more Hindus in the Congress and other parties than there are in the BJP. Trust you are aware only 37.36% of Indians voted for the hate-mongering BJP! Those (so-cvalled Hindus) who support the supporting the venom-spewing, hate-mongering, nation-dividing BJP are anything but Hindus as Hinduism does not preach or practices hate and violence like the BJP and its allies do! Hinduism is about peace and respect — please get your facts right!!!

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Cow slauter is more in bjp period than congrees, stop your fekugiri and stop referring watsup university fake news.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Is he Cow Manthri During these pendamic these gobar minded never improve.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, india

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    First stop Al-Kabeer company 's beef export from India to overseas...

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Distracting people's attention from hunger, poverty, unemployment etc etc. By inciting religious matters like cow worship etc. Cheap politics.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Why Eshwarappa is not talking about rapes of little girls in Karnataka ...

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Because they care cow more than human! Thats the only way to retain power playing religion sentiments and amass wealth!

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