The states where cow slaughter is legal in India

Slaughter of the cow and its progeny is banned in most of India; the consumption of their meat is also largely prohibited.

By: Express News Service | Updated: October 8, 2015 9:00 am
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States where cow slaughter is legal:

13) Kerala
No restrictions.

23) West Bengal
No restrictions.

16, 18) Other Northeast
No ban in Arunachal, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim. In Manipur, Maharaja in 1939 decreed prosecution for cow slaughter, but beef consumed widely.

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States where cow slaughter is banned:

1) Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
Slaughter of cows, calves prohibited. Bulls, bullocks can be killed against “fit-for-slaughter” certificate, issued if animals can no longer be used for breeding; draught/agricultural operations. Violators face 6 months jail and/or Rs 1,000 fine.

2) Assam
Cow slaughter banned except on issue of ‘fit-for-slaughter’ certificate, at designated places.

3) Bihar
Slaughter of cows, calves banned; of bulls, bullocks older than 15 years allowed. Violators face 6 months’ jail and/or Rs 1,000 fine.

4) Chandigarh
Killing a cow, storing/serving/eating beef banned; eating meat of buffalo, bullock, ox also banned.

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5) Chhattisgarh
Slaughter of cow, buffalo, bull, bullock, calf, and possession of their meat banned. Transport, export to other states for slaughter also banned; attracts same punishment of 7 years’ jail, fine up to Rs 50,000.

6) Delhi
Slaughter of “agricultural cattle” — cow, calf, bull, bullock — and “possession of [their] flesh”, even if they are killed outside Delhi, banned. Buffaloes are not covered.

7) Gujarat
Slaughter of cow, calf, bull and bullock; transport, sale of their meat banned. Punishment: Rs 50,000 fine, up to 7 years’ jail. Ban does not include buffaloes.

8) Haryana
As per a 2015 law, “cow”, which includes bull, bullock, ox, heifer, calf, and disabled/diseased/barren cows, can’t be killed. Punishment: 3-10 years jail, fine up to Rs 1 lakh. Sale of canned beef and beef products, and export of cows for slaughter banned.

9) Himachal Pradesh
Slaughter of all bovines punishable by 5 years’ jail. Killing allowed in the interest of research, or if animal has contagious disease.

10) Jammu & Kashmir
Slaughter of cow and its progeny punishable by up to 10 years’ jail. Possession of “flesh of any [of these] slaughtered animal(s)” punishable by a year; killing of “he or she buffalo” punishable with fine five times the animal’s price.

11) Jharkhand
Slaughter of cows and oxen; possession, consumption of their meat, banned. Violators face up to 10 years’ jail and/or Rs 10,000 fine.

12) Karnataka
Cows can be slaughtered if old or diseased. Possession not a crime. Bill proposed by BJP in 2010 made slaughter punishable by 7 years’ jail and Rs 1 lakh fine, but it did not become law.

14) Madhya Pradesh
Slaughter of cow, progeny banned. Penalty raised to 7 years’ jail in 2012, burden of proof on accused. Buffaloes can be killed.

15) Maharashtra
Slaughter, consumption of meat of cow, bull, bullock banned since March 2015 after revision of existing law. 5 years’ jail and/or Rs 10,000 fine. Slaughter of buffaloes allowed.

No restrictions.

17) Odisha
2 years’ jail, Rs 1,000 fine for cow slaughter. Old bulls, bullocks can be killed on fit-for-slaughter certificate; cow if it suffers from contagious disease.

19) Punjab
“Beef” doesn’t include imported beef; “cow” includes bulls, bullocks, oxen, heifer, calves. Slaughter allowed for export, with government permit.

20) Rajasthan
Slaughter of “cow, calf, heifer, bull or bullock” prohibited; possession, transport of their flesh prohibited. 10 years’ imprisonment and/or Rs 10,000 fine.

21) Tamil Nadu
Cow, calf slaughter banned; up to 3 years’ jail and/or Rs 1,000 fine. Beef consumption and slaughter of economically worthless animals allowed.

22) Uttar Pradesh
Slaughter of cow, bullock, ox banned. Can’t store or eat beef. 7 years’ jail and/or Rs 10,000 fine. Can import in sealed containers, to be served to foreigners. Buffaloes can be killed.

* Jail terms 10 yrs for cow slaughter in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. Punishment up to varying terms in jail in other states.

* Hefty fine 1 lakh in Haryana, and Rs 50,000 in Chhattisgarh and Gujarat. Range of smaller fines for slaughter and related crimes in other states.

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First Published on: October 8, 2015 1:23 am
  1. M
    Apr 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm
    1. J
      Jan 30, 2017 at 12:23 pm
      Hindus wosrhip cow but also sell them for slaughtering to cow eating people for money...LOL ...sell your God when you need money
      1. A
        Jan 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
        Go f*ck someone, actually wait you are already breeding like pigs, so go F*UCK yourself. and stop up-voting your own post you cuck.
        1. A
          Jan 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm
          try banning it in Germany , I dare you
          1. A
            Arun Arun
            Mar 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm
            In India cows are having more value than human lives.....hundreds can die due to floods, famines, bad monsoon but a single cow cannot be slaughtered. They have to be send to Gow Shala. Children dont have proper education, they die of malnutrition but cows are provided with the best treatment.
            1. A
              Arun Arun
              Mar 20, 2017 at 4:47 pm
              so stop eating pork,chicken,mutton,fish. why just beef.
              1. D
                Jan 18, 2017 at 5:37 pm
                Think about yourself what will me your pain or reaction when you are going to be slaughtered... Think about it and save animals jai hind..
                1. C
                  Mar 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm
                  To the hypocrites:lt;br/gt;Remember people feel pain when they are raped and murdered in broad daylight in many north indian cities, not by one person but by gangslt;br/gt;People feel pain when they are beaten in cinemas for not standing up for the national anthemlt;br/gt;People feel pain when saffron moral police attack themlt;br/gt;People feel pain when attacked for not being a hindult;br/gt;People feel pain when a hindu refuses to rent their house to them because they are of another religionlt;br/gt;People feel pain when a upper cl treats them like untouchableslt;br/gt;So first practice what you preachlt;br/gt;How can you say you care for animals when you treat lower castes worse than animals
                  1. T
                    Mar 30, 2017 at 2:59 am
                    Very tasty food -
                    1. T
                      Mar 30, 2017 at 3:00 am
                      Very tasty food - thejakartapost . com/news/2017/03/29/indonesian-man-found-dead-in-belly-of-7m-long-python-
                      1. I
                        indian smith
                        Jan 20, 2017 at 5:04 am
                        Please change the Pic of the Cow - it isnt a native indian cow.This is a jersey cow and jersey cows arent slaughtered
                        1. F
                          Mar 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm
                          why eat animals flesh eat human flesh.... experience the taste....
                          1. S
                            Jan 16, 2017 at 9:19 am
                            Kerala is the best hindhu every hindhu eat cow even brahmins educated society
                            1. A
                              Nov 4, 2016 at 6:00 am
                              The thing is animals cry when they are about to slaughtered. Every Human who have born on this earth should respect humanity whether Hindu, Muslim, Christian or any other person shouldn't forget his humanity. If you really respect your mother, Father, sister, Uncle and you don't ever think of hurting them verbally or physically then why are you killing animals and i.e for what?? Just for your taste... God, Allah, Bhagwan.... Bohot Achhi achhi chije banayi he hamare liye.... Hum bechare janwaro ko khane me lage hai.... Usse jyada hum Ek dusre ke saath ladai krne me lage huwe hai.... How shameful..... STOP SLAUGHTERING.....LOVE NATURE...LOVE PEOPLE.........LOVE ANIMALS....coz the are our friend too. Hope you guys will understand the hidden pain of animals.
                              1. F
                                Jan 5, 2016 at 8:34 pm
                                Eating anything is a personal choice. Unless someone forces something to be eaten, should be fine.
                                1. C
                                  Jul 12, 2016 at 4:33 am
                                  Slaughter of cow, bullock, ox banned. Can’t store or eat beef. 7 years’ jail and/or Rs 10,000 fine. Can import in sealed containers, to be served to foreigners. Buffaloes can be;br/gt;cow slaughterthanks for information .
                                  1. A
                                    Albert Colaco
                                    Jul 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                                    She was a loudmouth and not suitably qualified to be even a deputy minister in HRD ministry, let alone a cabinet minister. Wonder what made PM Modi select her for the post! She made a complete hash of things.
                                    1. K
                                      Kutta kaata
                                      Aug 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm
                                      No.1 perperator is the PM himself. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He is wearing Cow Mother's skin in his feet. His shoes, sandals are made of cow napa leather. And also wears a cow skin belt so close to his mickeylt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No respect for CowMother. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Next time he returns from abroad, tie him up to his plush car and beat his butt with a swatch bharat stick and post it in;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So everyone gets a lesson that PM also must follow the CowLawlt;br/gt; Andlt;br/gt;More than nation's growth and containing inflation for all the importance they have given to Beef rename BJP to Beef Janata Party.
                                      1. P
                                        Sep 21, 2016 at 10:24 am
                                        Beef slaughter should be legalised, we're a secular country. Moreover there's no logical reason why they shouldn't be
                                        1. R
                                          Jul 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm
                                          There is extreme poverty in India.There is caste based distinction in India. We have dowry problem, children malnutrion, lack of quality in schools.List can go;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Instead of tackling the above problems, we are wasting our energy on issue like Cow slaughter. These Gau Rakshaks taking law in their hands should be sent to jail for taking law in to their hands.
                                          1. D
                                            Nov 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm
                                            You are right....same as expected of you...tht bolsters the belief system among all of SHRI MO.D.I iduous followers.... And right so..coz your de..struction is our st..op mo.aning and ge.t of.f India's
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