Jitu Vaghani, State Minister, Gujarat Govt

The Gujarat authorities has determined to not implement the invoice handed by the state Assembly to fight the stray cattle menace in city areas, state Minister Jitu Vaghani mentioned on Thursday, regardless of protests from members of the Maldhari neighborhood.

After assembly with a delegation of Maldhari or cattle rearer neighborhood members led by former MLAs Ranchhod Desai and Bhawan Bharwad, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel determined to place the invoice on maintain.

The chief minister and Urban Development Minister Vinu Moradiya met with Maldhari community leaders to discuss the issue.” “The chief minister assured reporters in Gandhinagar that the BJP government will not implement the bill,” Vaghani mentioned.

The Gujarat Cattle Control (Keeping and Moving) In Urban Areas Bill, which was handed in the course of the Assembly’s current Budget session, requires cattle rearers to acquire a licence to maintain livestock in cities and cities, or face imprisonment.

The Gujarat Congress, which was dissatisfied with the announcement, demanded {that a} particular session of the Assembly be known as to completely scrap or withdraw the invoice.

“Only the Assembly has the authority to repeal or withdraw a previously passed bill.” As a end result, as an alternative of merely delaying the invoice, we demand that the BJP authorities name a one-day Assembly session to scrap or withdraw it,” Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shaikesh Parmar mentioned.

Since the invoice’s passage, members of the cattle rearer neighborhood within the state have been outraged, launching a protest and submitting memorandums calling for its repeal.

Notably, Gujarat BJP chief C R Patil beforehand acknowledged that he had requested the chief minister to rethink the invoice as a result of the prevailing guidelines for controlling cattle menace in municipal company areas had been enough and there was no want for a brand new legislation.

The invoice was handed within the early hours of April 1 following a seven-hour heated debate that started round 6 p.m., with Congress strongly opposing it and threatening a statewide rebellion.

According to the invoice, a cattle rearer will likely be required to acquire a licence from a reliable authority as a way to preserve cattle in Gujarat’s eight cities and 156 cities, and the cattle will likely be required to be tagged inside 15 days of acquiring such licence.

The invoice states that if a cattle proprietor fails to tag his animals inside 15 days, he’ll face imprisonment for as much as a 12 months, a Rs 10,000 tremendous, or each. The invoice states that if tagged cattle are seized, the proprietor will likely be fined Rs 5,000 the primary time, Rs 10,000 the second time, and Rs 10,000 and an FIR the third time.


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