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Gujarat Assembly amends Cow Protection Law

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 March 2017, 17:12 IST
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The Gujarat State Assembly on 31 March, 2017 amended its Cow Protection Law introducing a life term for those slaughtering the animal.

The Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act of 2011 earlier had a seven-year sentence and Rs 50,000-fine levied for those found guilty of slaughtering a cow or transporting beef.

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had hinted that his government is thinking of introducing a Bill in the Assembly with more stringent punishments for slaughtering the animal.

The move comes months before the Gujarat Assembly polls.

-ANI

First published: 31 March 2017, 17:12 IST
 
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