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UP govt hikes jail term, penalties for cow slaughter Act offences

June 10, 2020 06:49 AM

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UP govt hikes jail term, penalties for cow slaughter Act offences
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Neha.Lalchandani@timesgroup.com

Lucknow:

The Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday made the UP Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955 more stringent by increasing the jail terms and penalties for various offences as well as deciding to publicly name and shame the offenders. Bringing an ordinance to make these changes, the state government claimed that there were loopholes in the existing law which would often allow offenders to go scotfree.


The new law increases the maximum jail term from the existing seven years to 10 years.

Also, the existing penalty of Rs 10,000 has been increased to Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh for various offences. The government has also introduced in the Act a new section, 5B, which provides for a jail term ranging from one to seven years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh for causing injury to cow or its progeny or transporting them in a condition which would endanger their lives.

Not providing food and water to a cow has also been made a punishable offence in the “endangering life” category.

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