Karnataka Passes Anti-Cow Slaughter Bill Amid Opposition's Protest
Amid protest by the Congress and JD(S), the Karnataka Legislative Council on February 8 passed the anti-cow slaughter bill. Passed through voice vote, the bill provisions 3-7 year imprisonment, besides fine ranging from Rs 50,000-10,00,000, for slaughter of cattle. Earlier, the bill that was tabled by Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan drew flak from the Opposition which termed it oppressive against certain communities. However, Chauhan said the bill aims to conserve domestic cattle breeds.