Wednesday , March 27 2019

Life term imprisonment for cow slaughter in Gujarat

Cow slaughter

The Gujarat assembly introduced a  new bill on Friday for protecting the cows and the  offenders will  face a life term imprisonment along with Rs 1 lakh penalty.

A bill introduced by Gujarat Assembly on Friday that introduces strict punishment for the people who are killing the cows.

Under the Chief Ministership of Narendra Modi in 2011, the state administration of Gujarat imposed a ban on killing the cows and transportation of cow and progeny.

In the assembly, the bill was passed without the presence of opposition party Congress, which walked out of the assembly on other subject matter.

According to 2011 law amendment, there was a seven-year jail term for Cow slaughtering but now it was increased to life imprisonment.

According to the media reports, in addition to the life imprisonment, a penalty of Rs 1 lakh is imposed and the vehicle that is used for the transportation of the animal will be seized permanently. The offence is also likely to be made cognizable and non-bailable.

According to the Gujarat Animal Preservation Act of 1954 says for transporting the cows there would be a strict punishment of ten years jail term.

Over the last few weeks the Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani, discussed the issue and says that the bill brings harsher laws to protect the cattle. In the earlier month, Vijay declared that the party is committed to protect “Gau (cow), Ganga and Gita”.

After this the BJP won the state elections mainly in Uttar Pradesh, the party made one of the cow protection campaigners Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister.

The Gujarat administration has invited the Yogi Adityanath for the campaign and the opposition says that it was a plan to polarize voters.

In 2011, under Modi leadership, the state administration had imposed a complete ban on cow slaughtering and transportation. At the time the offenders  faced an imprisonment of seven years with a penalty of Rs 50,000 in addition to it the vehicle used for the transportation of the cows were seized for six months.

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