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Cow should be declared as national animal: Allahabad high court

Cow should be declared as national animal

Ground Report | New Dehli: Cow should be declared as national animal; The Allahabad High Court, on Wednesday, said that eating beef is not a fundamental right of anyone. The right to life cannot be taken away for the taste of the tongue. The High Court asked the Centre to declare the cow as the national animal. 

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Cow should be declared as national animal

The Allahabad High court said in its suggestion that the Central Government should bring a bill in Parliament and give the status of the national animal to cows. Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav said that the government should bring a bill in the Parliament to give fundamental rights to the cow and declare the cow as the national animal and make strict laws to punish those who talk about harming the cow.

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The Allahabad High Court further commented that when there is the welfare of cows, then only the welfare of the country will take place. The court said the cow is an important part of Indian culture. Whatever law the Parliament makes, the government should also implement it strictly.

Respect cows and protect them: HC

The court further said in its remarks that cows should not be looked at only from a religious point of view. It is the duty of every countryman to respect the cows and protect them. The Allahabad High Court made this suggestion while hearing the bail application of a person named Javed, arrested under the Cow Slaughter Act. 

The bail plea was filed by Javed, he was charged under sections 3, 5, and 8 of the Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act. While refusing to grant bail to the petitioner, the court said that India is the only country in the whole world where people of different religions live, who can worship differently but have the same thinking for the country.

The court said, ‘In such a situation, when everyone takes a step forward to unite India and support its faith, then some people whose faith and belief are not at all in the interest of the country, they can talk like this in the country. Doing this only weakens the country. In view of the above circumstances, prima facie the offense against the applicant is proved. The court refused to grant bail to Javed saying that if the bail is granted, it may ‘spoil’ the harmony of the society at large.

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