The BJP authorities in Karnataka has promulgated the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020, with the Governor signing off on the regulation for a complete ban on slaughter of all types of cattle aside from buffaloes above the age of 13 years.
The ordinance promulgated on January 5 by Governor Vajubhai Vala is precisely in step with the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Invoice, 2020, which the BJP handed within the Meeting on December 9 however didn’t desk within the Legislative Council the place it doesn’t have a transparent majority.
The ordinance, which can be in impact for six months, is taken into account to be a cease hole association by the federal government earlier than trying to get the Invoice handed within the Council in one other session.
The ordinance has repealed the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act, 1964, which allowed the selective slaughter of cattle.
Underneath the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020 cattle has been designated as “cow, calf of a cow and bull, bullock and she or he buffalo”.
The one exemptions underneath the ordinance are buffaloes above the age of 13 years and authorized by a reliable authority, cattle utilized in medical analysis, cattle licensed for slaughter by a veterinarian to stop unfold of a illness, and really sick cattle. The ordinance additionally designates the slaughter of cattle as a cognizable offence, the place arrests may be carried out with out court docket warrants.
The punishment has been elevated to the vary of three to seven years of jail or fines starting from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh or each. It additionally prescribes new punishments for transport of cattle, sale of meat and buy or disposal of cattle for slaughter — a jail time period of three to 5 years and a advantageous of Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh.