SRINAGAR: Member of Legislative Assembly and president Awami Itihad Party Sheikh Abdul Rashid said on Thursday he will start a state-wide signature campaign against the law criminalizing slaughter of ox, calf, cow and bull in a Muslim-majority state.
The campaign will begin from Kupwara from Thursday and would be organised in every district of the state. A week ago Rashid had moved a bill against the law in the state legislative assembly.
These signatures, Rashid said, would then be presented before the members of House on October 3 to “wake up the conscience of MLAs who have maintained a criminal silence over the issue so far”.
“The aim is to gather support from MLAs so that the bill against the law is passed and this anti-human law gets amended,” Rashid said.
In reply to a question Rashid said that his aim to scrap the law was not to hurt the sentiments of Hindus but to allow Muslims to follow their religion without any interference from the state.
Rashid said before presenting signatures in the assembly, he would hold a sit-in at Srinagar to create awareness among masses about the law.