Karnataka likely to ban cow slaughter and beef consumption

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Bengaluru, July 12, 2020: Karnataka likely to follow the suit of several states in India, in implementing the cow slaughter act and prevention of beef consumption. The BJP-led government in the state is mulling upon enacting the Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation Bill, 2012. Most likely after the pandemic comes to stability, the government will be making provisions to bring the Act in place.

In the last month, Yogi Adityanath led government in Uttar Pradesh had passed a draft ordinance to prevent cow slaughter in the state, proposing maximum rigorous imprisonment of about 10 years and Rs 5 lakh penalty. Currently, states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana among others have the cow slaughter act in place.

According to reports, a team of experts will be sent to states like Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to review the law over there, post COVID-19. The state government of Karnataka had been mulling upon implementing a ban on cow slaughter for the past few years.