"The decision taken by the High Court must be strictly implemented. Definitely, action should be taken against those people who defy the ruling of the High Court," Mr Balyan told reporters in Jammu.
Replying to a question on why the BJP is silent on bovine animals being openly slaughtered, the Minister of State for Agriculture said, "BJP is not silent as I am telling you that the decision (of the High Court) has to be strongly implemented. BJP has not failed (in the implementation of ban) anywhere. BJP has implemented it in Haryana, Maharashtra, and the party will implement it everywhere."
About reports that a BJP leader from south Kashmir was planning to hold a beef party, the minister said, "Our state president has informed us that the leader has made it clear that he is not going to hold a beef party but instead would hold a vegetarian and non-vegetarian party. It is not a beef party."
When asked to comment on the statement of Mehbooba Mufti, president of the Peoples Democratic Party, their coalition partner in the state, that beef should not be banned in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Balyan said, "It can be their (PDP) thinking but not ours. No doubt if the decision has come through High Court, it has to be implemented."
The PDP and the BJP are running a coalition government in the state since March this year.