26 October, 2020

The Milky Way

How now, brown cow? The political class is in a holier-than-thou debate over a mute creature.

Manmohan Sharma
The Milky Way

Gau's That?

Cow protection in the house

  • 1966: Parliament gheraoed, police firing, 8 deaths. Gulzarilal Nanda Commission appointed.
  • 1979: Resolution banning cow slaughter passed by Lok Sabha, subsequently Bill tabled by Janata government.
  • 1982: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi writes to state governments to enforce ban
  • 1985: Private member’s Bill by A.K. Patel. Not approved.
  • 1990: Private member’s Bill by G.M. Lodha, BJP. Resolution moved, rejected despite support by Congress MPs like Vasant Sathe.

The following bills were not taken up:

  • 1994: Private member’s Bill by K.R. Rana, BJP

  • 1996: Private member’s Bill by K.R. Rana, BJP

  • 1999: Private member’s Bill by Aditya Nath, BJP
  • 2000: Private member’s Bill by U.V....


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