President Pranab Mukherjee has given approval to the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill that were passed by the Vidhan Sabha in March this year.
While conveying this, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said with the passage of the Bill, cow trafficking, slaughtering and eating beef are now banned in the state.
According to the Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvard-han Bill, cow slaughter in Haryana will invite rigorous imprisonment ranging from three to 10 years and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh. Any person who attempts to export cows for slaughter would be imprisoned for not less than three years and up to seven years. Fine between Rs 30,000 and Rs 70,000 would be imposed.
Any person who wants to export cows will have to seek permission for the same. Sale of beef and beef products is also banned.
Khattar said that the people of Mewat have assured him that no cow slaughter would take place in their area.