President Pranab Mukherjee on 12 November 2015 gave his assent to the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill.
The bill was passed by the Haryana Legislative Assembly on 16 March 2015.
Key provisions of the bill
• Cow slaughter in Haryana will invite rigorous imprisonment ranging from 3 to 10 years and a fine of up to 1 lakh rupees.
• Any person who attempts to export cows for slaughter will be imprisoned for not less than 3 years and up to 7 years. In addition, fine between 30000 rupees and 70000 rupees will be imposed.
• The killing of a cow in an accident or for self-defence will not be considered slaughter.
• For exporting a cow out of the state, people will have to apply for permit and file a declaration that cows for which permit for export is required will not be slaughtered.
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When: 12 November 2015