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Anti Cow slaughter bill passed in Karnataka Legislative Council

Date: 10 February 2021 Tags: Bills & Laws
  • The anti-cow slaughter Bill was passed in the Karnataka Legislative Council by a voice-vote amid protest by the opposition.
  • During the discussion, several opposition members termed the Bill as anti-farmers, said it was targeting certain sections of people, and demanded that it be withdrawn or be referred to the joint select committee for vetting.
  • The government had, on January5, promulgated the anti-cow slaughter ordinance that provides for punishment for killing of cattle and offers protection to those acting in good faith to save them, as the Bill to this effect was yet to be cleared by the Legislative Council.
  • Under the ordinance, slaughter of cattle would lead to imprisonment of upto 3 to 7 years and a fine ranging from ? 50,000 to ? 5 lakh. Subsequent offences would attract imprisonment of upto seven years and a fine from ? 1 lakh to ? 10 lakh.