“Protecting cows is our ethical responsibility,” Bommai said
Earlier, Prabhu Chauhan, as Animal Husbandry minister in the Yediyurappa Cabinet, had said that the government plans to construct two goshalas in each taluk.
The actor arrived at Pavakulam Mahadeva Temple at Kaloor to inaugurate the cow protection campaign (Gau Raksha Yatra) organised by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP).
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the new law was aimed at regulating the sale and purchase of beef in places other than the ones permitted by competent authorities.
BJP MLA from Fatikroy constituency Sudhangshu Das said he would raise the issue of population control and protection of cows in the coming state assembly session in national interest.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said he has seen many times the statements of Darul Uloom from Lucknow that beef should not be consumed in places where Hindus live.
The government has issued instructions that all cowsheds must strictly follow the COVID-19 protocol, and made wearing masks and frequent thermal screening mandatory there.
According to villagers who lodged the police complaint, a total of 100 cows died owing to “starvation and lack of proper care” during the past two weeks in a three-month-old cowshed.