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‘Anybody who does not spare the cow, the government will not spare him’

AHMEDABAD: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Friday increased the punishment for cow slaughter from seven years to life imprisonment as Hindu hardliners push for tougher protections for the holy animal. Under the stiffened penalties passed by Gujarat's state assembly, anyone caught transporting cows for slaughter could also face up to 10 years in jail. Cows are considered sacred in Hindu-majority India, and their slaughter is illegal in most states. "A cow is not an animal. It is symbol of…

PML-N MNA detained at Lahore Airport

LAHORE: FIA officials stopped a Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) from traveling outside the country, ARY News reported. Immigration Department of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) stopped the ruling party's MNA Chaudhry Abid Raza from exit, who was traveling to Turkish capital Istanbul. He was denied travel to abroad after 90 minutes of questioning by the investigation authority. It should be noted that a court had found Raza guilty of the murder of six people in Gujrat in 1998. Anti Terrorism Court, in 2003,…