Threatening to resort to violence in case the bill against ban on beef was tabled in forthcoming Assembly session, Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday said it will ensure punishment to any person violating the law.
"We will in no way allow anybody to table the bill against the beef ban. We will resort to violence," BJP's state vice-president and Member Legislative Assembly Ramesh Arora said.
Arora, who is also BJP's Kashmir affairs in-charge, said: "We will ensure that ban on beef is strictly followed."
He said ban on beef was old law. "Now the court has directed to authorities to implement it and they have to do it," he added.
Saying that Muslims of Kashmir should respect sentiments in Jammu region, Arora said: "We will ensure punishment to anyone violating the law.
Arora said he supported the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) threat of 2008 like agitation incase bill against ban on beef is tabled in Assembly.
"There will be no need of agitation if beef ban will be followed strictly," he said.