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Madhya Pradesh Cow Slaughter Ban Act was approved by the President

India Current Affairs 2011. Madhya Pradesh Gau- Vansh Vadh Pratishedh (Sansodhan) Vidheyak(Madhya Pradesh prohibition of slaughter of cow-progeny (amendment) Bill was approved by the President

Jan 3, 2012 15:18 IST
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Madhya Pradesh Gau- Vansh Vadh Pratishedh (Sansodhan) Vidheyak(Madhya Pradesh prohibition of slaughter of cow-progeny (amendment) Bill was approved by the President on 22 December 2011. Under the amendment act, the onus would be on the accused to prove prosecution wrong if found guilty in a cow slaughter case.


 The guilty person would be liable for 7 years imprisonment, instead of the present 3 years. He will also have to pay a minimum fine of 5000 rupees.


The MP state government had passed the amendment Bill in 2010 in the assembly to boost the existing cow slaughter prohibition Act (Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Pratishedh Adhiniyam 2004). The bill was forwarded to the Union Home Ministry on 3 September 2010. The bill received the Presidential assent following the approval of Indian Parliament.

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