GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday, 13 August tabled ‘The Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021’ in Assam Legislative Assembly. The bill was passed by a voice vote in the state assembly.
This bill is considered to be a major step by the BJP-led government towards protecting the sentiments of the majority community in the state of Assam.
The Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021 Prohibits:
- Transport of cattle from or through Assam
- Sale and consumption of beef or beef products in areas predominantly inhabited by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and others
- Sale and consumption of beef or beef products within a 5-km radius of any temple, Satra or other Hindu religious institutions
- Slaughter of cattle without permission from competent authority.