YAN appeals govt not to fall prey to vested interests

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/28/2020 1:13:52 PM IST

Reacting to the ban of dog meat in Nagaland as arbitrary and confusing, the Youth Association of Nagaland (YAN) has appealed that “the Nagaland government should not fall prey to vested interests of the mainland, or become puppets to some animal activists.”

A press release by Youth Association of Nagaland media cell stated that it was “amusing to see that the Nagaland government has hastily taken a decision to ban the sale and import of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked” even though not every household consumes dog meat, “nevertheless its consumption has very much been a part of our culture where dogs have been reared for various purposes.”

Stating that the government should have endeavoured to protect this aspect of “our” culture by upholding Article 371 (A), the Youth Association of Nagaland is of the view that “government should study whether this situation/decision to ban dog meat is misleading the people both in Nagaland (Article 29(1) right to conserve our culture) as well as the people in mainland India (that every household in Nagaland consume dog meat).” 

Pointing out that it was not against any political parties nor affiliated to any political party, the Association appeals the state government “to consult with the stakeholders before passing any decision that was in direct conflict with our customs and tradition.”


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