He was expressing his views at an interaction meeting of members of legislative assembly, writers, leaders of noted organisations and senior citizens of the stated organised at the Legislatives House in the city on Sunday, May 16 by Komu Sauharda Vedike to shed light on the demerits of anti-cow-slaughter bill.
Ananthamurthy said a Government should frame the laws with the intention of reducing the number of criminals, but unfortunately the State Government of Karnataka is coming up with new bills framed to increase the number of criminals.
Whoever thinks that cow-slaughtering for the purpose of food is a sin let them think so, but forcing others to think in a similar way is a crime, he said, adding that, “sin should not pave the way for crime”
“If the Government decides to ban on cow slaughter only for the reason that cow is a sacred animal for Hindus, it also should impose a similar ban on swine slaughtering as it is a filthy animal for the Muslims”, he said, reminding that this state and country belong not only to Hindus but also to Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and seculars.
Alleging the State Government led By Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa of exploring the politics of vote bank through anti-cow-slaughter bill, he clarified that those who raise their voice against the this bill are not fighting for Muslims but for the integrity of the society.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Azeem, a Member of Legislative Assembly said that there are approximately six thousand abattoirs in the state, where more than six thousand animals are being slaughtered for the sake of food. And if an anti-cow slaughter law is imposed in the state, a huge amount of money turnover will be stopped which will directly affect farmers.