The controversial Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2010, passed by the Bharatiya Janata Party government amid protests, has been reserved by Governor H.R. Bhardwaj for consideration of the President.

A communication from the Governor's secretariat said that the Bill was being reserved “after due consideration of the provisions of the Bill with reference to Constitutional provisions relating to the Fundamental Rights, the rulings of the Supreme Court and adverse effect on the lives of large sections of people in the State and lack of legislative competence.”