ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle BillSubscribe to Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill

Cow Slaughter Laws as State-sanctioned Violence

The Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2020 is the most recent attempt of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state to make for harsh cow slaughter laws, which have been used in the past to disproportionately target Dalits and Muslims across the country. The bill is poorly drafted and offends notions of rule of law and procedural justice, raising questions on whether it is even intended to be applied as a law or is just a tool of state-sanctioned violence.
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