Alternative Law Forum invites you to a talk by Dr. Sylvia Karpagam, followed by a discussion with participants, on December 10, 2021 at 6 PM.
The promulgation of the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020 has affected all actors—farmers, cattle traders, butchers, vendors and consumers among others—across the economic value chain of cattle trade. Thousands who lost their livelihoods after the Act came into force have not received any form of support from the government.
In November 2021, Ahara Namma Hakku (Our Food, Our Right) released a report ‘Criminalizing Livelihoods, Legalising Vigilantism: The Adverse Impact of the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020’ in which they document how rendering a thriving trade illegal has had devastating consequences on livelihoods and nutrition across caste and religion while dramatically increasing the instances of harassment and exploitation at the hands of both police and vigilante groups. The Executive Summaries are available to read or download in English and Kannada.
Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Sylvia Karpagam, one of the authors of the report on December 10.
About the speaker:
Dr. Sylvia Karpagam is a public health researcher and a doctor, with a focus on public health systems and the social determinants of health in India.
Join us at Alternative Law Forum (122/4, Infantry Road, Bangalore – 560001; near Shivajinagar Bus Station).