Cow slaughter punishable by jail term in Gujarat

Q.  Which state has declared cow slaughter punishable with a 14 year jail term?
- Published on 03 Apr 17

a. Gujarat
b. Rajasthan
c. Haryana
d. MP

ANSWER: Gujarat
Gujarat has adopted the toughest law against cow slaughter in the country. From now, the crime will be punishable with a 14-year jail term.

The state government cleared on 31st March 2017 the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

This raises the maximum jail sentence from the current 3-7 years to 14 years for cow slaughter.

It also carries a provision of fine of up to INR 5 lakh and not less than INR 1 lakh.

The bill was passed by a majority vote in the absence of opposition members in the assembly.

This is the harshest law in the country, which was required to save our religion, culture, economy and environment, the state government held.

The bill, seen as an attempt to consolidate Hindu votes ahead of the 2017 assembly polls, makes all offences under the act cognisable and non-bailable.

Initially, the draft bill submitted in the assembly had a provision of a maximum of 10 years of jail for cow slaughter.

However, the penalty was raised to 14 years through a supplementary provision introduced in the House by the MoS home on March 31, which was attached with the amendment bill.

The jail term for illegal ferrying of cows for slaughter, selling, stocking or exhibition of cow beef, too, has been raised to 10 years.

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