Thursday, October 19

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Final hearing in Bombay HC on Wednesday for Beef ban petitions

Final hearing in Bombay HC on Wednesday for Beef ban petitions

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The Bombay High Court has posted for final hearing on Wednesday a bunch of petitions challenging the beef ban legislation in Maharashtra. The petitions would be heard by a bench of Justices Abhay Oka and VL Achilya for three days from 14 October. In February 2015, the President had granted sanction to Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act. While the Act had banned slaughter of cows way back in 1976, the recent amendments prohibited slaughter of bulls and bullocks. According to the amended Act, the sale of bulls and bullocks in the state is an offence punishable with five-year jail term and Rs 10,000 fine. Besides, possession of meat of a cow, bull or bullock is also an offence for which the punishment prescribed is one-year jail and Rs 2,000 fine. While hearing the pe...