BANGALORE: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday said the state government would table in the next Assembly session the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2010, after bringing in a minor amendment in the definition clause, as sought by President Pratibha Patil.
Gowda said the President had sought a minor amendment in a clause defining “cattle”. As per the state government’s version, cattle means cow and buffalo both male and female and their progeny.
When sections of the media questioned about the clause being draconian and would come in the way of ordinary people’s life, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar, who had come for the ‘Sakala’ launch, said the government had sent its opinion on definition of cattle on March 22 and was awaiting further directions from the Central government.
“We have sent our opinion and reminder on March 22 to the Central government. We are now waiting for further direction,” he said.
On illegal quarrying in Kanakapura district, Gowda said he has not received any complaint in this regard and that he would look into a report of an inquiry committee on illegal mining.
He added that the government has already issued directions to provide protection to officials probing illegal quarrying in Kanakapura. “The government will move forward in protecting and curbing illegal quarrying in Kanakapura,” he reiterated.