Stating that Bharatiya Janta Party has no right of creating violence in Assembly, National Conference Sunday said that the party is on a weak wicket and they will get bill passed against ban on beef in coming session.
National Conference has moved a bill in the Legislative Assembly for the forthcoming session seeking omission of Sections 298-A, 298-B, 298-C and 298-D of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) that make sale and consumption of beef punishable offence.
"We will argue and will get bill passed against ban on beef," NC additional general secretary, Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal told Greater Kashmir adding that BJP has no right to resort to violence in forthcoming assembly session.
BJP on Saturday said that they will resort to violence and will ensure that neither the bill is tabled in Assembly nor anybody favours it. The party has also said that they will ensure that ban on beef is strictly followed and every step will be ensured in this direction.
Dr Kamal said that PDP-BJP government rewarded the Additional Advocate General who moved Public Interest Litigation for ban on beef. NC general secretary said that PDP-BJP did a covert operation on issue. "They gave him two departments. This is a promotion and not demotion," NC additional general secretary said. "We have always helped the people of Kashmir and will ensure that bill against beef ban is passed."
The senior NC leader said that BJP should know that people of Jammu are not with them. "I toured Jammu and people of region are no more with saffron party," he said adding that BJP should know the recent Supreme Court verdict that has said that nobody can be forced to desist from eating beef.
Pertinently, NC leaders and legislators headed by party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar submitted the bill against beef ban in assembly last Wednesday. Soon after NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the existing law banning sale of beef was in complete violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed to the citizens under the Constitution.
At the same time Awami Ittihaad Party president and MLA Langate Er Abdul Rasheed has also appealed all MLAs cutting across party lines to rise to the occasion and vote in favour of the bill seeking revoking of ban on slaughtering bovine animals in Jammu and Kashmir. He has said that the issue pertains to everybody irrespective of political ideologies and MLAs must vote to satisfy their own conscience and fulfill the deep desire and wishes of their people who have voted for them.