A PIL was today moved in Delhi High Court seeking enactment of a law prohibiting slaughter of cows and sale of beef and such products across the national capital region (NCR).
The petition has sought directions to Delhi government to enact a law similar to the 1932 Ranbir Penal Code, applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, which states that slaughter of cows and “like animals” was punishable with up to 10 years of imprisonment as well as a financial penalty.
The plea, filed by a man claiming to be a monk, has also sought directions to the state government to set up a “Gokul Gram” where old cows, bulls and bullocks can be rehabilitated.
The petition, filed through advocate Nawal Kishore Jha, has claimed that “the Himachal Pradesh High Court had recently asked the Centre to consider enacting a law prohibiting slaughter of cows, their import/export and sale of beef and its products across the country within three months”.
The petitioner, Swami Satyananda Chakradhari, has also claimed that the HP High Court had directed the Centre “to allocate funds to the state government for providing shelter and fodder to cows and formulate special schemes for their protection”.