A new bill to protect cattle, tabled in the Assam Legislative Assembly on Monday by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, prohibits the sale or purchase of beef or beef products in areas "predominantly inhabited by Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and other non beef-eating communities," or "within a radius of 5 km" of any temple or sattra (Vaishnavite monasteries). Debabrata Saikia, the Leader of the Opposition in Congress, said the Bill has a number of problematic places and that they are having it analyzed by legal experts. The opposition has stated that it will lobby for changes. To know more, watch the full video!
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