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Anti-beef bill would conserve cattle: Dhankar

8 Mar 2015
Anti-beef bill would conserve cattle: Dhankar
  • Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Parkash Dhankar said that existing cow sheds would be upgraded and made self-sufficient under the anti-beef bill.
  • The state would provide financial and technical support to cow welfare organisations like Gaushalas.
  • The government would make special effort in making A-2 milk protein available in the milk of indigenous cows.
  • A-2 is beneficial for control of diabetes, cholesterol and better digestibility.

Haryana passes bill banning cow slaughter

16 Mar 2015
Haryana passes bill banning cow slaughter
  • The Haryana assembly passed the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill, 2015 that bans cow slaughter, export of cows for slaughter and sale of beef.
  • If any person desires to export cows, a permit from government would be required with a declaration that the cows would not be slaughtered.
  • No permit would be issued for states where cow slaughter is not banned by law.

What does that bill say?

16 Mar 2015
What does that bill say?
  • According to the bill, the government would establish laboratories to differentiate beef from the meat of other animals, testing and identification of various constituents of milk and milk products.
  • Any vehicle that would be used in committing the crime, would be confiscated by the police.
  • The bill gives government a special power to issue special permits for export of cows.

Bill beneficial, support from opposition

16 Mar 2015
Bill beneficial, support from opposition
  • According to the bill, the government would produce schemes for conversation and upgradation of indigenous breeds of cows.
  • The government would also provide incentives for production, processing and marketing of milk or milk products obtained from indigenous breeds of cows.
  • The bill had full support from the main opposition Congress and INLD.
  • It was unanimously passed in the budget session with a voice vote.

What is the punishment for violating the law?

Punishment
What is the punishment for violating the law?
  • Any person involved in cow slaughter can face upto 3-10 years of rigorous punishment along with ₹ 30,000-1,00,000 as fine.
  • Any person indulging in export of cows for slaughter can face upto 3-7 years in jail and fine of ₹ 30,000-70,000.
  • If any person is involved in the sale of beef, he can face upto 3-5 years of jail and ₹ 50,000 fine.

Non-bailable offence

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The bill makes both violations — cow slaughter and beef sale — non-bailable.

Haryana's anti-beef bill gets President's nod

13 Nov 2015
Haryana's anti-beef bill gets President's nod
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has given his approval to the bill against cow slaughter, eight months after it was passed in the Haryana Assembly.
  • As soon as the Haryana government issues a notification, the rules for the implementation of the new law would be drafted.
  • Sale of beef was already banned in the state, but this bill prohibits sale of packaged beef too.