States rights violated, say parties

In a joint statement, parties have alleged that Centre has violated democratic norms

Updated - June 12, 2017 06:56 pm IST

Published - May 31, 2017 12:41 am IST - Chennai

After coming together for the cause of farmers, the opposition parties in Tamil Nadu led by the DMK have jointly condemned the notification of the Centre, banning sale of cattle in markets for slaughter, saying the order had violated the rights of the State governments.

“Livestocks are a state subject. In issuing a notification on behalf of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Centre has violated the democratic and Parliamentary norms,” said a statement issued by DMK working president M.K. Stalin, TNCC president Su. Thirunavukkarasar, CPI(M) state secretary G. Ramakrishnan, CPI state secretary R. Mutharasan, IUML leader Khader Mohideen and Manithaneya Makkal Katchi leader M.H. Jawahirullah.

They said the ban had turned the lives of farmers upside down at a time when they were facing severe crisis due failure of monsoon.

“They may not be able to sell old cows and bulls that cannot be used for farm works. They will be forced to maintain these cows and bulls and it would eat into their regular income,” they said.

The leaders said the order would affect traders those who were in the trade of selling cattle and meat. “It will lead to thousands of people losing jobs. It will particularly affect Dalits and minorities,” they said.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.