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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

7 years jail for cow slaughter, Gujarat assembly passes bill

Wasif Chudhary

Gujarat government introduced a bill which ensures a seven-year jail term for cow slaughter instead of six months as at present.

The bill was passed unopposed on second day of two-day monsoon session of Gujarat assembly today with Congress extending support to it.

The Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill also proposes confiscation of vehicles used for transporting cow meat till the time the case is over.The punishment for transporting cows for slaughter or sale, store and transport beef is up to three years’ imprisonment and fine up to Rs25,000.

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