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Assam’s BJP-led government plans to pass a cow protection law.

Assam's BJP-led government plans to pass a cow protection law.

Assam’s BJP-led government plans to pass a cow protection law. It is expected that the Assam BJP government will pass cow protection legislation in the upcoming Assembly session. Which begins on July 12, and that a Bill to that effect will be presented in the upcoming Assembly session, which begins on July 12. The legislation will prohibit animal smuggling and transit outside the state.

Pijush Hazarika, the state’s information and public relations minister. Stated that the Assam Cabinet approved a Cattle Preservation Bill during a meeting held here on Wednesday. Adding that the bill would be present during the Assembly’s Budget Session on Thursday.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presided over a Cabinet meeting. At which it was agree to abolish the current ‘Assam Cattle Act’, according to Hazarika, who also heads up the Parliamentary Affairs Department. The legislature will abolish the ‘Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1950’. And replace it with the ‘Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021’ during the next session.

Governor Jagdish Mukhi said in his usual statement to the inaugural session of the new Assembly on May 22 that the state administration will draught a bill to address the proposed legislation zero-tolerance policy and inflict harsh penalties on anyone who violated the policy.

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“Under the propose legislation, livestock would be prohibites from being move outside of the state completely. The Assembly will vote on the cow protection bill in the coming weeks. And Assam will be able to join the ranks of other states in the nation that have enacted laws along similar lines. Cows provide people with nourishment and sustenance by giving them with life-sustaining and nutritious milk “Mukhi shared his thoughts.

As a result of the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, according to the minister. Who also acts as the government’s spokesman, the government has decided to fully reimburse. The costs of lawsuits filed against government officials for actions taken to protect the border.

Cow and another animal smuggling into Bangladesh are common in the five Indian states of West Bengal (2,216 kilometres), Tripura (856 kilometres), Meghalaya (443 kilometres), Mizoram (318 kilometres), and Assam (263 kilometres). Which share a 4,096-kilometer border with Bangladesh.

In all, there are 1,116 kilometres of riverine borders along the 4,096-kilometer border. With a major portion of it being an unfenced and rough terrain, making it simpler for smugglers. And illegal merchants to conduct illicit commerce and smuggling of a variety of goods and livestock.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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