Published On: Tue, May 30th, 2017

Rajasthan High Court Recommends Centre To Declare Cow As National Animal

Rajasthan High Court has recommended for the Center to declare cow as the national animal and punishment to killing the animal should be extended to life imprisonment.

Earlier this year in March the Gujarat assembly came up with the law of toughest punishment to cow slaughter. It is non-bailable and life-time prison.

With brute majority the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2017, was passed and talking on the matter the minister of state for home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said the amendments were based on suggestions of many sadhus and saints.

Rajasthan High Court Recommends Centre To Declare Cow As National Animal

The current version of the law is hardest in the country that also includes financial penalty from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

Jadeja said, “If anyone is found to illegally keep or transport a cow, the new Act has provision for 10 years’ imprisonment and minimum of 7 years in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.”

The Gujarat Animal Protection (Amendment) Act, 2011, allowed impounding of vehicles used for transportation of animals for slaughter for six months, but the new version has the provision for permanent seizure.

The earlier version was a bailable offence, but the new amended one is non-bailable.

Jadeja added the protection is also based on great economic benefit to the society apart from religious sentiments.

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