MP amends law to rein in cow vigilantes, cabinet approves amendment
BHOPAL: In a significant development, Madhya Pradesh government has amended the law to rein in the cow vigilantes who have been involved in violence and mob lynchings.
The cabinet has approved amendment to the Cattle Conservation Act, which now makes cow vigilantism punishable--up to five years' imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50,000.
The State government has said that the law has been amended in accordance with the Supreme Court's directive against the 'trend of mob justice and self-styled vigilantes taking law into their hands'.
There have been several incidents of cow vigilantism in MP in recent years. While a person was killed in Satna last year, three persons including a woman were brutally thrashed in Seoni recently. Earlier, there were lynching bids and violence in Mandsaur, Harda and Khandwa too.
[June 27, 2019 NewsBits.in]