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File No.70: No PM dared to touch this file, but what did PM Modi do to it?

India is heading towards the designation of “Vishwa Guru” in just three years of Modi govt’s arrival in the centre. Today PM Modi is in the first row when we talk about “world leaders”. Clean India, skill India, Make in India, Jan Dhan Yojana, Beti Bachavo- Beti Padavo Yojana, Mudra Bank Scheme, Digital India, Adarsh Gram Yojana, Bullet train and the list continues while talking of the schemes initiated by Modi Govt. He has been a youth icon in a very short span.

Demonetisation wasn’t a hurdle for Modi as he had a whopping victory in UP election. Pakistan was taught a lesson every now and then when it tried to poke its nose in Kashmir issues.

File No: 70, a nightmare to all Prime Ministers

But the file No.70 was still a nightmare. It was a nightmare to the Prime Ministers of India. But as we know Modi is when unique compared to them, he decided to open the file No. 70. The file was of “Ban on Cow slaughter”.

Any Prime Minister didn’t touch this file thinking that it may trigger communal violence or it may hit their vote bank politics.

This file was at a corner filled with dust. Finally Modi decided to formulate a new regulation for animal trade in the nation were only farm land owners can carry out cattle trade.

“Take an undertaking that the animals are bought for agriculture purposes and not for slaughter,” says the special section for cattle in the rule notified under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. The Animal Ministry said that it may take three months to carry out the order completely. So violence will come to an end which was triggered due to cow slaughter and illegal cow trafficking.

What does this law states?

The rules say that member secretary of the Animal Market Committee shall ensure that:

  1. a) no person shall bring to an animal market a young animal;

(b) no person shall bring a cattle to an animal market unless upon arrival he has furnished a written declaration signed by the owner of the cattle or his duly authorised agent—

(i) stating the name and address of the owner of the cattle, with a copy of the photo identification proof;

(ii) giving details of the identification of the cattle;

(iii) stating that the cattle has not been brought to market for sale for slaughter;

(c) every declaration furnished to the Animal Market Committee shall be retained by it for a period of six months from the date on which it is furnished to them and the Animal Market Committee shall, on demand made by an Inspector at any reasonable time during that period, produce such declaration and allow a copy of it or an extract from it to be taken;

(d) where an animal has been sold and before its removal from the animal market, the Animal Market Committee shall—

  1. i) obtain the expenses incurred for each animal, as approved by the District Animal Market Monitoring Committee, so as to provide the basic facilities for animals and people;

(ii) take an undertaking that the animals are bought for agriculture purposes and not for slaughter;

(iii) keep a record of name and address of the purchaser and procure his identity proof;

(iv) verify that the purchaser is an agriculturist by seeing the relevant revenue document;

(v) ensure that the purchaser of the animal gives a declaration that he shall not sell the animal up to six months from the date of purchase and shall abide by the rules relating to transport of animals made under the Act or any other law for the time being in force;

(vi) retain such record for a period of six months from the date of sale;

(vii) produce such record before an Inspector on demand being made by him at any reasonable time during that period and allow a copy of it or an extract from it to be taken;

(e) the purchaser of the cattle shall –

(i) not sell the animal for purpose of slaughter;

(ii) follow the State cattle protection or preservation laws;

(iii) not sacrifice the animal for any religious purpose;

(iv) not sell the cattle to a person outside the State without the permission as per the State cattle protection or preservation laws;

(f) where a cattle has been sold and before its removal from the animal market, the proof of sale shall be issued in five copies, out of which first copy shall be handed over to purchaser, second copy to seller, third copy to tehsil office of the residence of purchaser, fourth copy to the Chief Veterinary Officer in the district of purchaser and last copy to be kept intact in the record by the Animal Market Committee.

From when it will be strictly followed?

As many traders are uneducated and poor, the govt decided to take three months period where it will try to create awareness among these.

When the intension of a person is good, every tough task is easily achievable. This is what happened with Modi. He wanted to do justice to the crores and Indian by opening the File No. 70. The opposition parties will try to make this law a failure but the people will stand with Modi and support this law which has a noble cause.

Soon India is going to be a heaven to Gomatha which was tortured till date.

Source: The Newsism and Financial Express


Vikrant Raj

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