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Karnataka Government Warns Against Cow Slaughter on Bakri Eid; Asks Officials to Stay Alert

According to Chavan, the authorities have been told to keep a close check on the slaughter of livestock during the Bakrid holiday, when cows, ox, calf, and camels are killed.

Shruti Kandwal
Police departments and representatives from the Animal Husbandry Department should be on the lookout for potential violations.
Police departments and representatives from the Animal Husbandry Department should be on the lookout for potential violations.

Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chavan has issued a warning to those who sell and buy cattle for slaughter in the state in light of the upcoming Bakr Eid 2022. 

Chavan urged people not to sacrifice livestock for the Bakri Eid celebration and threatened to take harsh action against offenders by reminding them of the Cattle Slaughter Prevention and Protection Act, 2020, and the Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act.

The Animal Husbandry Department and the police have been ordered by the Karnataka government to maintain a strict watch on the trafficking of cows and beef into and out of the state.

According to Chavan, the authorities have been told to keep a close check on the slaughter of livestock during the Bakrid holiday, when cows, ox, calf, and camels are killed.

As the state's ban on cow slaughter is being strictly enforced, the minister for Karnataka reminded the public that anybody seen slaughtering cows for whatever reason will face legal action.

"Police departments and representatives from the Animal Husbandry Department should be on the lookout for potential violations of the Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act in all of the state's border regions. If cow slaughter is discovered, an FIR will be immediately filed with the local police station, and the offenders would face harsh punishment,” said Chavan.

According to the minister, if cow slaughter is reported from a specific place, the local administrative authority would be held accountable and face consequences.

A task force has been established in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) zone and the city's taluks to try to stop the slaughter of cows in Bengaluru during Bakr Eid.

On July 10, Eid-ul-Azha (Bakrid) will likely be observed. But that depends on whether or not the moon is visible.

Action will be taken against anyone who engages in any form of livestock slaughter (including cow, ox, bull, calf, camel and thirteen-year-old buffalo).

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