Silchar, July 15: At a time when Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma tabled the Assam Cattle Preservation Bill 2021 in the state assembly to regulate slaughter, consumption and transportation of cattle, a group of youths in Cachar district have written to him demanding a legislation for complete ban on cow slaughter or beef in the state.
In the memorandum sent to the Chief Minister through Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli, the youths under the banner of Madhurbond Youth Council stressed upon the fact that a legislation that ensures complete ban on cow slaughter is the need of the hour to foster communal harmony and brethren spirit among Hindus and Muslims.
Interestingly, the youths also 'pledged' not to eat beef henceforth and echoed that there are far more important issues which need Government attention than focussing on the recurrent issue of incidents surfacing with cow meat resulting in uncalled chaos.
" We appreciate the intent of the Government to introduce a bill that seeks to regulate slaughter, consumption and transportation of cattle. However, it would be prudent that an absolute ban be imposed on slaughter of cows, bulls, buffaloes etc. considering the religious sanctity attached to it among the Hindus and also to put an end to the use of beef as a fuelling tool by the divisive forces," said Raja Laskar, president of the council.
Laskar further mentioned that a complete ban on beef would put an end to unnecessary controversy and proper attention may be accorded to issues that concern all-round development of the state including economic, health, education, unemployment etc.