Published On : Wed, Apr 12th, 2017

BJP’s ally in Goa wants complete ban on animal slaughter in the state

Goa: Headed to Goa for some beef bafad and a rave party? Heads up.

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, a part of the BJP-led coalition govt in Goa, seeks complete ban on cow slaughter in the state.

MGP leader and State Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that as a party it supports a total ban on cow slaughter in Goa.

The state should shut operations of Goa Meat Complex Limited, where hundreds of cows are killed, he demanded. Dhavalikar also said his stand is not only against illegal slaughterhouses but also with regard to “all kinds of animal slaughter” in Goa.

Most BJP-ruled states have asked for tough laws against cow slaughter, but the BJP never promised a country-wide ban on beef, and always maintained that it is for the states to decide keeping in mind the “sentiments of the people”.

Goa minister Vinod Palyekar has also promised to put a complete ban on rave parties in the state in next two weeks.