The Madhya Pradesh state government has decided to constitute a ‘cow cabinet’, informed Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that the state government will constitute a ‘Cow Cabinet’ for the conservation and promotion of cow cattle in the state.
“Animal Husbandry, Forest, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Home and Farmers Welfare Department will be included in the ‘cow cabinet’. The first meeting of the ‘cow cabinet’ will be held on November 22 at 12 noon on the day of Gopashtami at Gau Sanctuary Salaria Agar Malwa,” said the CM.
The MP government, however, is yet to come up with more details of powers and responsibilities of the cow cabinet.
The decision comes a day after the Madhya Pradesh MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters that the state is mulling to bring a law against ‘love jihad’. Mishra had said non-bailable charges would be applicable in cases of ‘love jihad’ in Madhya Pradesh and would attract a jail term of five years if found guilty.
Narottam Mishra told reporters on Tuesday, “We are making preparations to introduce Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2020 in Assembly. It will provide for 5 years of rigorous imprisonment. We’re also proposing that such crimes be declared a cognizable and non-bailable offence.”
Earlier this year, the Uttar Pradesh government had also passed an ordinance to prevent cow slaughter in the state.
Source: India Today