The UP Government led by Yogi Adityanath on 9th June, 2020 passed an ordinance for prevention of cow slaughter. While many people advocated in favor of it, but the opposition mocked the government and questioned whether the ordinance i.e.naming and shaming the offenders by putting up the name and photograph of the offender at a prominent spot in the locality where the offender lives is a right move or not.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Syed Asim Waqar on Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 has appealed the center government led by PM Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath to declare cow as the national animal. He even approached to all the states led by BJP government to come up with a plan to protect cow. But, the leader of AIMIM has also said that those people who tend their cows, but sell them to the butchers when the cows stop giving milk should also be punished severely, by sending them to jail and imposing a heavy fine of Rs 20 Lakh.The leader AIMIM has criticized the center and UP governments for not coming up with a strategy to protect cow.
The leader of AIMIM asked the BJP Government led states to implement a rule under which state governments would buy the cows from the sellers at a good price and keep them in good shelter homes. He also raised concerns over cows roaming on the streets and feeding on plastics and drinking water from drains.
In India in the past few years there have been many incidences of mob lynching in lieu of Cow Protection, the act of UP government passing an ordinance for protection of cow is a result of all the mob lynching incidences. The UP government faced a lot of problem because of these incidences of lynching i.e. why they came up with this ordinance.
The new law is applicable on all the people who try to endanger a cow’s life or tries to illegally transport them and even to those who deny them food or water. The government passed the ordinance in order to protect the cow from any harm. The new ordinance covers punishment from 3-10 years and fine of 3-5 lakh.
For the first offence, a person can be given a rigorous punishment of one to seven years with a fine ranging from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.3 lakh and for second time, the person can be given a 10-year rigorous imprisonment with a fine up to Rs. 5 lakh.