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Hope Assam cow protection bill will not affect us : Conrad    

Shillong, July 9: The state government hoped that the proposed cow protection bill brought by Assam will not affect the transit of cattle to the state.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday told reporters that the transit of the cattle from other states to Meghalaya will not be an issue even though Assam has decided to implement the cow protection law.

The Assam cabinet has recently approved the bill.

Conrad said the state government had already discussed the matter with West Bengal, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, UP and Telangana which are providing cattle to Meghalaya.

“All steps will be taken from our side to ensure that the transit of the cattle that is meant for Meghalaya should not be hampered because of the law passed by Assam,” he said.

The chief minister said the state government will also examine Assam’s cow protection bill to know how they plan to implement it.

“If there is any issue which is going to hamper our people and our economy, the matter will be taken up not only with Assam government but we will try to ask central government to intervene into the matter but as I said, I will not be able to give exact comment on this without examining the law and Act that they have passed,” the chief minister said.

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