Yesterday, the Madhya Pradesh cabinet passed changes to make a law that makes cow vigilantism a punishable offence.
The amendment has been made keeping in mind the Supreme Court order...telling states to act tough on cow vigilantism.
Mind you, currently, the offences related to cow vigilantism are dealt under various sections of the IPC and the CrPC.
Presiding over the bench, CJI, Dipak Misra had directed the parliament of enact stern laws so as to provide 'preventive, remedial and punitive measures” to deal with cow vigilantism and mob lynching.
Meanwhile, the law has also made it mandatory for cow transporters to carry a sub-divisional magistrate's permission to ensure their own safety.