Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 28 Highlights: The Karnataka cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance on Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill (2020) or anti-cow slaughter bill. The bill will be now sent to the Governor at Raj Bhavan for approval. “In a few days it will be a law. No more cattle slaughter in state”, said Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chavan.
Earlier this month, the BJP government in Karnataka passed the controversial Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2020. The bill, which replaces the less-stringent 1964 cow protection legislation that prohibited slaughter of cows in the state, bans the slaughter of cattle, whose definition it has expanded to include “cow, calf of a cow and bull, bullock and he or she buffalo”. The bill, when implemented, will mean a blanket ban on beef in the southern state.
Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 911 new cases of COVID-19 from across the State along with 1,214 recoveries and 11 deaths due to the virus on Sunday. The total number of COVD-19 cases reported till date in the State has risen to 9,16,256 out of which 13,080 cases are presently active and 12,062 dead.