Under the NSA, one can be detained without a charge for up to 12 months if the authorities are satisfied that the person is a threat to the national security or law and order.
Officials to go to Gujarat, UP to study law
"We do not believe in violence. We will pursue a ban on cow slaughter in the country. It has been our public stand for the last 50 years," Milind Parande said.
The Uttar Pradesh police yesterday apologised over the manner in which Qasim was being handled after he was badly injured in the attack.
There were rumours that the fight was over alleged cow slaughter but investigations showed they were not correct.
Salim Qureshi alias Munna was picked up by two police constables on June 14 from his home and taken to a private wedding hall where they allegedly beat him up severely.
Pinarayi Vijayan today shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying imposing restrictions on cattle trade will affect the country's secular ethos and millions of livelihoods.
Police and forest officials said that apart from the fact that slaughtering of animals has been a tribal tradition for generations in the region, there is skeletal staff to enforce the new rules.
The CPI, meanwhile, termed the decision as "most unwise" and claimed that the move would push peasants into financial crisis and insisted on its rollback.
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the new rules are very "specific" and aim to regulate animal markets and sale of cattle.
Adityanath has asked officials to ensure a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero tolerance would be exercised in this regard.