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The Karnataka government will enforce a ban on cow slaughter
strictly by amending a 1964 act to prohibit the sale and consumption
of beef, Home Minister V.S. Acharya said Wednesday.
“An amending bill will be introduced in the coming budget session to
make cow slaughter, sale of cows and consumption of beef a
cognizable offence under a new law,” Acharya told reporters after a
cabinet meeting here.
The amending bill will replace the
Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Prevention Act,
According to section four of the proposed
bill, no person shall slaughter or intentionally kill any cattle.
The definition of cattle in the bill includes cow, calf, bull,
bullock, and buffalo. Section five of the proposed bill prohibits
sale, use and possession of beef.
The cabinet also decided to enhance
punishment with seven years imprisonment and a penalty of Rs.100,000
for serious offences against cows.
“The minimum punishment will be one year
imprisonment and a fine up to Rs.50,000 for smaller crimes against
the domestic animal,” Acharya said.
The month-long budget session will
commence Feb 25 with an address by state governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj
to the joint legislature and the state budget will be presented
In a related development, the Bahujan
Samaj Party (BSP) protested against the cow slaughter ban and
criticised the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the
state for hurting the sentiments of Dalits, Muslims and backward
classes with an anti-retrograde measure.
“Each individual is entitled to his/her
own food habits. The government has no right to force people to not
consume a particular food,” BSP vice-president N. Mahesh said.