Even as the Karnataka Congress is firmly opposing the proposed bill to ban cow slaughter across the state, senior Congress leader, CM Ibrahim on Saturday welcomed the ruling BJP’s decision.
“As a Muslim, I strongly feel that our community should not indulge in any activity that hurts the religious sentiments of Hindu majority in the country. Muslim community must realise it and shun eating beef,” he said in response to a question.
Ibrahim’s statement has come at a time when Leader of the Opposition- Siddaramaiah has launched a series of attacks on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government over its decision to implement cow slaughter ban in the state.
Speaking to reporters, Ibrahim appealed to Muslims to shun eating beef and strongly demanded that the ruling BJP must set up ‘Goushalas’ (cow shelters) at panchayat level instead of its proposed plan to set up at taluka level.