In the name of the cow, Karnataka’s ordinance slaughters civil liberties

Cow slaughter, ban, Karnataka
Not only does the new law ban cattle slaughter based on majoritarian view and reverence for the cow, it also slaughters the civil liberties of people, affecting their food choices, for some of whom it’s a cheap source of protein | Illustration - Prathap Ravishankar

Enacting the new anti-cow slaughter bill was never going to be easy for the BS Yediyurappa government in Karnataka. On December 9, 2020, the government quickly passed the bill in the Assembly, inviting severe backlash from opposition leaders.

Congress leader Siddaramaiah slammed the government for passing the bill without discussion among legislators in the assembly.

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