Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter Law Comes into Effect
The Karnataka anti-cow slaughter law has come into effect on January 18. It is the law for protecting and preventing cows and illegal slaughter.
- All the provisions that are laid under the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020 have now come into effect.
- As per the provisions, imprisonment of 3 and 7 years and/or a fine up to Rs 5 lakh will be imposed.
- For Subsequent offences, imprisonment up to 7 years and a fine up to Rs 10 lakh can be imposed.
- As per the provisions, cow slaughter and slaughter of calves is not allowed. However, the slaughter of buffaloes above 13 years of age is allowed.
- Illegal culling, selling, or transportation of cows is now punishable.
- It has been made clear that in case of infectious disease in a cow, it can be culled or slaughtered.
The assent to the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill-2020 was given by the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala in January. The bill was passed in the state assembly in December 2020.