Karnataka's anti-cow slaughter law comes into effect from Monday


Bengaluru/Udupi, Jan 18 (IANS): The anti-cow slaughter ordinance came into effect in Karnataka on Monday, with provisions of up to seven years in jail and (or) a fine of up to Rs 10 lac for those 'illegally' involved in cow slaughtering, smuggling or selling of beef in the state.

Chief minister Yediyurappa who is in Udupi set the law in motion on Monday realizing the dream of Mahatma Gandhi. "Mahatma Gandhi wanted to place a ban cow slaughter soon after independence," the CM said.

“The law will be in force from Monday, January 18. It is a historic decision. Slaughter of cattle will not be permitted for whatsoever reason in the state after this. The ban is imposed as per the desire of people in the state. We have set in motion the law after offering pooja to the cow in Udupi. We request people to cooperate with regard to the law,” he added.

The newly amended law bans transportation of cattle within Karnataka or to other states. The transportation is allowed only with due permission from the competent authority and against the payment of fee if the purpose is to use cattle only for the agricultural or animal husbandry activities.

The Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020, which envisages a ban on all forms of cattle slaughter and stringent punishment for offenders, is a revised version of a Bill that was passed in 2010 when the BJP was in power.

Subsequently, in 2013, Congress came to power and the BJP's 2010 contentious Bill was shelved. The Congress had reverted to the less stringent Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation of Animals Act, 1964, which allows cow slaughter with certain restrictions.

While the 1964 law banned the killing of "any cow or calf of she-buffalo", it allowed the slaughter of bullock, buffalo-male or female if it was certified by a competent authority to be above the age of 12 years or incapacitated for breeding or deemed sick.

Due to lack of majority in the Upper House, the ruling BJP was unable to move this Bill there and decided to take an Ordinance route and promulgated the Ordinance on December 28.

After the state Cabinet passed it, the Ordinance was sent for the approval of the Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala. The Ordinance was formally approved on January 5 and it is coming into effect in the state from Monday onwards.

According to the order, three to seven years imprisonment and a fine starting from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh can be imposed under this law and subsequent repeat offences can invite fines up to Rs 10 lakh.

The amended Act states that the slaughter of cows and calves are not allowed while the slaughter of buffaloes above 13 years is allowed.

The Act, however, is ambiguous on the part of the consumption of beef, as it does not specify or prohibit the consumption of beef.

The Act states that slaughtering of buffalo above the age of 13 years, cattle that suffer from an incurable disease, and for experimental or research purposes by recognised institutes is allowed.

Karnataka Law Minister J. C. Madhuswamy said: "When the slaughter of buffalo above 13 years is allowed, how can we close down Cattle slaughterhouse in the state or be a complete ban on the beef ban?"

"Illegal selling, transportation or culling of cows has been made punishable. If a cow has contracted a disease, which can spread to other cattle, then it can be culled or slaughtered," the Act said.

The amended Act has a provision to set up special courts for the speedy trial of the accused. It also makes provision for setting up Goshala or cattle-sheds for the protection of livestock.

Police have been given powers to conduct checking and most importantly the law also gives protection to those who protect this livestock.

The Act also allows a competent authority to monitor atrocities on cattle, receive complaints as well as to issue permits to the transportation of cattle.

Karnataka in its order said that the Act is aimed to provide comprehensive legislation for the prevention of slaughter and preservation of cattle in the state.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    What about cattle roaming on the street and creating neusense to traffic. Does the bill say anything about stray cattle?

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Cattle slaughter will definitely not dry out overnight !!! Karnataka state, do not have adequate capacity, to keep criminals, in high security jails.... They should have constructed new prisons, before implementing this new law !!!!

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Cattle slaughter will definitely not dry out overnight !!! Karnataka state, do not have adequate capacity, to keep criminals, in high security jails.... They should have constructed new prisons, before implementing this new law !!!!

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    "The cow is a sacred animal and we should respect it"

    You mean to say that those who revere Cow will be salvaged from all sins and their Souls would on a priority to land in Heavenly Kingdom. And those who consume will be pushed down. ( where no one knows) Religious sentiments are invented by humans and not sent by God, the creator.
    I am not against Hindus sentiments but what worries me is that why the majority community is imposing rules on other minority believers. That is totally, against humanity .

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Hope that there won't be rush for Pork ! We have to bring some resolutions through government agencies to maintain demand and supply. Forget about Beef and mutton.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Hope that there won't be rush for Pork ! We have to bring some resolutions through government agencies to maintain demand and supply. Forget about Beef and mutton.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Karnataka's anti-cow slaughter law will create unwanted problems throughout the country. There is no clear cut law which is understandable to everybody.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Veer Nagpur, I have no words to express on your comments. But some people will not be able to digest beef or mutton or in fact any meat you name it.

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  • Aneeta, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Is it cow is Holy in certain States only?? If the cow is in disease, it not Holy that time. Is it not God that time.
    Is it safe to eat disease animals?

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  • Ustaad, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    And again the FARMERS are left with no option but to maintain such animals or find ways to surreptitiously get rid of them by abandoning them in forests or pushing them into city roads under the cover of darkness, late night. This is the opposite of what is needed – a humane end of life for cattle. The Union and state government need to recognize that the current policies help no one – and certainly not the small and marginal farmers who use earnings from selling off their old cattle to invest in new, productive stock. These farmers as well as the dairies need to be provided a solution to dispose of cattle that have reached the end of their productive life.
    NOTE: In rice-growing regions, buffalo is important because buffalo pull better in water-filled muddy soils

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    This sort of Fascism and third-rated Majoritarianism is illegal.

    The constitutional right of those who eat Beef cannot be trampled upon just to appease the upper caste majority. The democratically elected government must make a parallel arrangement to supply this source of protein to meat eaters. The country does not belong to the Hindus alone.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    N.M. Mangalore, You said it right and there is no doubt about it.

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  • Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore Kodyadka

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    The cow is a sacred animal and we should respect it

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Yesterday I had Gomams exported by cheddi goverment.
    please make shure not to slaghtur old one as we are getting to much
    bones.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Kusumakka we can see In your comment kitorra chenamma talent can you please initiate to start beef export.
    We all with you akka.

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    No ban to eat meat hence the history of importers please be published

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  • H.A.Sayed, Udupi-Salalah Oman

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    India no 2 rank Beef export in the world, stop exporting the Beef to Foreign countries

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  • Flavian, Manngalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Alwyn,
    Fish is too expensive and with non availability of Bees the of good fish must have sky rocketed. Mutton could be Rs 1,000
    Some one told me even podi men is not less than Rs 200 per Kg.

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  • Flavian, Manngalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Only change in govt. Can do some justice.
    Work hard and anticipate better days ahead. Until then please follow the law of the land. No power is permenent. Govt. Is chosen by th e people for the people and not against.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Start eating vegetables which is good for health. alternatively eat Pork, chicken and mutton is good too. Fish is best option. Follow the rules and let everyone be happy.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Sir - you are free to eat whatever you want BUT you cannot and have NO RIGHT to force your food habits on others.

    Choice of Food is a basic human right just like drinking water or Breathing and people don't need the permission of anyone especially Upper castes.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    As per our belief, tradition and religion cow is holy, cow is God and cow is our mother. In view of the above the anti cow slaughter law has been enacted in Karnataka. BUT it also says the cow can be killed if it has a disease. This is something conflicting and contradictory to all the above. Then where is the love, respect, reverence, holiness and motherhood of the cow???

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    If a cow has contracted a disease, which can spread to other cattle, then it can be culled or slaughtered," the Act said.
    At the same time they say cow is our mother. If our mother gets a disease which can spread, do we kill our mother? I am confused. Can someone please clarify this?

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    State governement Ensure beef lover to deliver less 100 rs Pomfret kg. Bootay,/ baige less than 20rs.
    bandude less than 30 rs.white thotte less than 5 rs
    So we will have our pull munchi kaipu exclusively with the help of present rulers.

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  • Subrahmanya Nairy, Canada

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Now the Government will introduce a new tax: " GO Rakshana Cess" and all taxpayers to pay and protectors to enjoy.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Pereira and mangala hotel will hike the price?

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Sharan pumpwell and BD group sacrificed a lot to protect cow. Why not invited in such wonderful event any one from our kudla? Pumpwell.

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  • Jeevan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Andhbhakts and Seganibakths are full kush. Dil kush. Now they can start vocal for local. Main business will handle by Ambani and Adhani.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Totally open to interpretation since there is no mechanism to check variety or age. Those with protection will prosper and those without persecuted.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    Wonder why nobody responds to India rank in beef exports.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Jd, Mlr
    Indian beef does not come only from cows

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    God says, cattle meat is eligible for humans as food. so what God permitted man should never prevent it whatsoever. Those prevent, curse of God shall fall upon them.

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  • Steve, Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 21 2021

    Leviticus 11 :: NIV. You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud.

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  • Sanjay, HEBRI

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    Illegal is illegal... follow the law of the land...or land yourself in jail,😀😀

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Law of the land refering to the Constitution which has given you choice of food. Enforcing black bills against the will of the people sheer to fullfill preplanned agenda is against the norms of law of the land. If you genuinely worship your gowmatha and avoid mockering and become laughingstock of the globe you people should show the guts to stage hunger strike infront of PMO in New Delhi demanding ban on beef export and pass anti- slaughter bill all over india instead drafting over selective states.

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  • Shenoy, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    Good move , but what about the content in the CD which is in Opposition hands,,
    Can we see the content in open eyes or do we have to be blind when it’s seen ,When is the release date fixed fo that

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಗೆ ಲೀಟರ್ ಒಂದಕ್ಕೆ 88 ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬ್ಯಾರಲ್ ಒಂದಕ್ಕೆ 120 ಡಾಲರ್ ಇದ್ದದ್ದು 40 ಡಾಲರ್ ಗೆ ಕುಸಿದಿದೆ. ಹಾಗಿರುತ್ತಾ ಈ ರೀತಿಯ ದರ ಏರಿಕೆ, ಅಬಕಾರಿ ಸುಂಕಗಳ ಏರಿಕೆ ಯಾಕೆ ? ಹೀಗೆ ಸಂಗ್ರಹ ಆಗುವ ಲಕ್ಷಾಂತ ಕೋಟಿ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳನ್ನು ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತೀರಿ ? ಅಂಬಾನಿ, ಅದಾನಿಯಂತಹ ಧಣಿಗಳ ಕಂಪೆನಿಗಳ ಉದ್ದಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಖರ್ಚು ಮಾಡುತ್ತೀರಾ ? ಬಡವರ ಕಷ್ಟ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾ ? ಅಂತ ಕೇಳಿ

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    ಹಸು ಸಾಕಿದಾಗ ಗಂಡು ಕರು ಹಾಕಿದರೆ ಇದನ್ನು ರೈತ ಬೆಳೆಸುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಏಕೆ ಹೇಳಿ.ಹಿಂದೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಪೂರ್ವಜರು ಹೊಲ ಹಾಗೂ ಗದ್ದೆ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವ್ಯವಸಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಬಳಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು.ಈಗ ರೈತ ಟ್ರಾಕ್ಟರ್, ಟಿಲ್ಲರ್ ಇನ್ನೂ ಅನೇಕ ಯಂತ್ರಗಳಿಂದ ವ್ಯವಸಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಬಳಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ,
    ಗೋಮಾಂಸ ಧಂದೆ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಉತ್ತರ ಪ್ರದೇಶದ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ನಾಯಕರ ಕಂಪನಿ ಗಳಿಂದ.
    ಗೋಹತ್ಯೆ ಹೆಸರಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾಟಕ ಹಾಡುತ್ತೀರ.
    ಉತ್ತರ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋವುಗಳ ಕಸಾಯಿಖಾನೆ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವ ಲಕ್ಷಾಂತರ ಕೋಟಿ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳ ಧಂದೆ ಮೊದಲು ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ನಾಯಕರು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಲಿ.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    ದನದ ಮಾಂಸ ತಿನ್ನುವುದನ್ನು ನೀವು ಹಾಗೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬಳಗ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದಾದ್ಯಂತ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಿದರೆ, ಬಿ ಜೆ ಪಿ ನಾಯಕರ ಕಸಾಯಿಖಾನೆ ತಕ್ಷಣ ನಿಲ್ಲುತ್ತದೆ.

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    BINA KAAM DHANDHEY KA FEKU ANDH BAKTH PARTY.

    DisAgree [11] Agree [40] Reply Report Abuse

  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    We will continue to eat beaf.
    Enna panuva ? Stop us from eating or kill humans in the name of sacrificing for cow god ? We all know who is taking advantage of this law. And why it's applied.
    Shame on pop who supported this law.

    DisAgree [11] Agree [43] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sanjay, HEBRI

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Please do it in open, make a vedio of it and post..😀😀

    DisAgree [11] Agree Report Abuse

  • Rolf, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    If there is open toilet you can join and witness it seeing live after digestion is better.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    v have da guts 2 do what v wanted. but v wouldn't do as per bhaktas whims & fancies.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    Which will sky rocket all food prices with already created inflation due to increased fuel price. The Muslim mutton stall man will have a high wind fall of money due to high mutton price. This is going to be another double dose of COVID 19 pandemic.

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