Delhi-based NGO files plea to curb smuggling of cows in Karnataka

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BANGALORE: A Delhi-based NGO has filed a petition before the Karnataka high court seeking effective measures to curb smuggling of cows in the state of Karnataka.

Justice A S Bopanna, who heard the petition filed by Gau Gyan Foundation, a New Delhi based NGO, ordered issuance of notice to state government and also the state police.

The petitioner association has sought for a direction to the police authorities to set up special police squads to curb the smuggling of cows and also for setting up of ‘Cow Protection Force’ throughout Karnataka state on the lines of Haryana and Punjab for effective implementation of all laws relating to cow progenies.

It has also sought for a direction for effective action so as to follow the norms prescribed under Articles 48 of the constitution so as to prohibit transportaion of cows and also for issuing directions to the police for strictly following law relating to prevention of cruelty to animals.

The petitioner association further alleges that every day 15-20 trucks are illegally carrying cattle on Shivajinagar-Devanahalli route and the police are hand in glove with the cattle mafia.

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