Chandigarh, August 31–The Haryana Government has decided that no transportation of cows from municipal cattle ponds or guashalas to any other gaushala or other destination, shall take place without written permission from the concerned District Magistrate.
Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that taking a serious note of the incidents of violence that occurred in connection with transportation of cows, the government had decided to strongly reiterate that their transportation would be subjected to strict regulation as per applicable laws, especially the Punjab Prohibition of Cows Slaughter Act, 1955. In this direction, it has been made mandatory to obtain written permission from the concerned DM before transporting cows from one place to another. Parties connected with such transportation would have the proposed route and other relevant details of the vehicle or convoys approved by the DM.
He said that the police force would strictly implement the law. It would step up patrolling and monitore the movement of cows by various modes of transport, and take prompt and effective action wherever needed.