Modi seeks country-wide protection of cow progeny

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi sought country-wide protection of cow progeny and a ban on its slaughter.

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2012, 22:11 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Sunday sought country-wide protection of cow progeny
and a ban on its slaughter.

"People should press Central government for enacting a
law for the protection of cow progeny and particularly for
banning ferrying of cow-beef in railways," Modi said, while
speaking at an event at Rangpur in Gandhinagar.

"Gujarat is the only state which has enacted a law for
the protection of cow progeny," he stated.

The Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act 2011,
imposes complete ban on cow-slaughter, transportation and
selling of cow-beef. It came into force from October last
year.

As per the Act those involved in cow-slaughter and
related activities will be subjected to imprisonment of up to
seven years and a fine of Rs 50,000.

PTI