Government licence, health certificates, sale in solely designated spots and undoubtedly not in areas dominated by non-beef-eating communities — these are among the clauses within the new Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021, launched right this moment within the state Assembly. Once handed, it’s going to exchange the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1950.
The cupboard of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had on July 8 cleared the draft laws, primarily aimed toward stopping the motion of cattle from different elements of the nation into Assam and vice-versa.
Under the brand new regulation, cattle could be slaughtered in Assam solely with authorities’ permission and at a licensed slaughter home after authorities veterinary officers challenge health certificates. In any case, cows and their calves can’t be killed. Cattle aged above 14 years are in any other case permitted to be slaughtered. However, cattle could be slaughtered on spiritual events.
Sale and buy of beef and beef merchandise can be allowed solely in designated locations — and undoubtedly not in areas predominantly inhabited by Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and different non-beef consuming communities. Such commerce will not be allowed inside a 5 kilometres radius of any temple, satra, or different spiritual establishments belonging to the Hindu faith.
No transportation of cattle can be allowed and no transit of cattle will allowed into Assam from different states or from it with no allow.
A police officer not beneath the rank of sub-inspector and registered veterinary officers could enter and examine any premises for violations.
In case of a violation, the accused will not get bail till the general public prosecutor has been given a chance of being heard on such a petition. If convicted below the brand new regulation, an individual could be imprisoned for as much as eight years and fined as much as Rs 5 lakh.
The opposition has mentioned it’s going to react after going by way of the invoice. An Assembly debate could ensue later this week.
Ahead of the election in Assam this 12 months, the primary opposition events had criticised the earlier authorities of allegedly having hyperlinks with unlawful cattle commerce.
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