Karnataka likely to ban cow slaughter, sale of beef

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is likely to bring back Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation Bill, 2012. This will put a ban on cow slaughter and sale of beef.

Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan said that the state government will form a team of experts to look into similar bills passed in other states and then take a decision.

The proposed decision on the contentious issue could spark a political slugfest between the opposition and the ruling BJP in Karnataka.

The government will form a team of experts to look into the matter once the current pandemic situation eases, the minister said and added that if necessary the team of experts will visit states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat to apprise themselves on the matter.

The BJP government in Karnataka had promised to ban cow slaughter in the state in its 2018 Karnataka Assembly election manifesto.

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