Madikeri, Aug 14, 2016, DHNS:
Social Democratic Party of India’s (SDPI) city unit secretary Mustafa on Saturday reminded BJP workers of an act that supports slaughtering of animals for food.
Addressing mediatresses here, Mustafa said there is a provision to kill animals for food according to an act introduced in 1966. It is also applicable to Kodagu and the BJP leaders are coming out with baseless statements without having a knowledge of the act, he charged.
Mustafa said according to statistics, India ranked top in the export of beef during 2014-15. Incidentally, a BJP legislator in Uttar Pradesh himself is a beef exporter. So also, four firms involved in same business in other parts of the country are owned by a particular community, he claimed.
He charged that the BJP, hiding all such facts, is creating chaos and confusion, besides indulging in attacking innocent dalits and minority community people.Mustafa suggested measures to check the cow slaughtering racket by legalising it with licence.
He also defended the speech of SDPI district unit president Ameen Mohsin on the issue at protest staged recently. He criticised that the BJP, which has no issues to fight the local body election, is engaged in a rift in the society.
MLA Apacchu Ranjan lacks concern towards development of the district. He is still unable to take up works on building private bus stand, Mustafa said.
Standing Committee president at Madikeri City Municipal Council Mansoor Ali said, “Food habits have the backing of Constitution of India.”