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Gujarat Assembly amends cow protection law, enacts life imprisonment for cow slaughter

The Gujarat Assembly On Friday Amended The Cow Protection Law And Enacted Life Term For Those Found Involved In Cow-slaughtering.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 31 Mar 2017, 03:02:01 PM
Gujarat Assembly enacts Life imprisonment for cow slaughter  - Representational Image

New Delhi:

The Gujarat Assembly on Friday amended the cow protection law and enacted life term for those found involved in cow-slaughtering. Under this Act, the people found involved in the transportation of beef and other related crimes will be penalised with Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs 5,00,000 fine, says report in leading channel.

The Gujarat government had imposed a complete ban on cow-slaughter, transportation and selling of cow-beef by amending the erstwhile Gujarat Animal Preservation Act of 1954, during the Narendra Modi Govt regime in 2011.

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Since then, the crimes related to cow slaughter in Gujarat are covered under the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act of 2011.

While addressing a gathering Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the BJP government had earlier brought the law in 2011 to save cows. “We fought the case till the Supreme Court to bring a law in Gujarat to save cows. Now, we want to make this law more strict, for which we will introduce a Bill in the ongoing Budget session of the Gujarat assembly during next week,” said Rupani.

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First Published : 31 Mar 2017, 01:20:00 PM