Ahmedabad: An amended law was cleared on the last day of the state assembly session in Gujarat and there was a tougher law against cow slaughter in the country was made that says that punishment for transporting of cows will be 10 years in jail.
In the current law, which was amended in 2011, the maximum jail term for cow slaughter was seven years. The Gujarat Animal Preservation Act of 1954 also says the punishment for transporting of cows will be 10 years in jail. The new law also doubles penalty for the offense form Rs. 50,000.
Over the past few weeks, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has often talked about harsher laws to protect cattle. The BJP is committed to protect “Gau (cow), Ganga and Gita”, he declared earlier this month.
The slaughter and transporting of the cow and its progeny was banned in Gujarat in 2011, when the state was ruled by Narendra Modi, now Prime Minister.