Following boycott of the Legislative Assembly session on Thursday by the Opposition Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular), the House passed 13 Bills to enable private managements to establish private universities in the State besides the controversial Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

Private varsities

Bills passed in the Assembly to set up private universities are: Manipal University Bill, 2012; Arka University Bill, 2012; Sharana Basava University, Bill, 2012; Adichunchanagiri University Bill, 2012; Dayanand Sagar University Bill, 2012; Vellore Technical University Bill, 2012; M.S. Ramaiah University Bill, 2012; Devaraj Urs University Bill, 2012; Roy Technical University Bill, 2012; PES University Bill, 2012; Spiritual University Bill, 2012; Reva University Bill, 2012 and KLE Technological University Bill, 2012.

The Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 2012, amends the legislation of 1964 to enlarge the definition of “cow” so as to include bull and bullock and to empower the competent authority to issue a certificate in case of animals which are 15 years of age and to enhance the penalties for contravention of the provisions of the Act.

Other Bills

Other Bills passed in the Assembly are: Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2012; Karnataka Legislature Salaries, Pensions and Allowances (Second Amendment) Bill, 2012; Karnataka Daily Wage Employees Welfare Bill, 2012 and Karnataka Local Authorities (anti-defection) Bill, 2012.

Criticised

The Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) hit out at the government for passing bills without a debate in the House.

The government provided Bills to Opposition members at the last minute to avoid discussion, N.L. Narendra Babu (Congress) alleged.


  • Thirteen private varsities Bills, and the controversial cattle slaughter Bill passed

  • Opposition criticises government for passing

    Bills without debate


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