NC legislator submits resolution, bill seeking change in beef ban law; asks govt to support it

Srinagar: National Conference legislator Qaiser Jamshed Lone submitted on Monday a resolution and a private bill to the Legislative Council, seeking amendment to the law in the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) that bans slaughter of bovine animals, while calling for a ban on liquor in the state.
“This House should resolve that the manufacturing and sale on liquor be banned in the state of Jammu & Kashmir,” reads the resolution.
He said the RPC should be amended by omitting Sections 298-A, 298-B, 298-C and 298-D.
“Jammu and Kashmir is Muslim majority state and traditionally people have been sacrificing cattle on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha,” he said.
“Our party has made its stand clear and now government should also come forward and support this resolution in the House if they care for communal harmony in the state,” Jamshed said.