1. Cattle slaughter ban: Rajasthan High Court asks Narendra Modi government to make cow national animal

Cattle slaughter ban: Rajasthan High Court asks Narendra Modi government to make cow national animal

Cattle slaughter ban: Rajasthan High Court today said cow should be made the national animal.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2017 3:49 PM
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Cattle slaughter ban: Rajasthan High Court today said cow should be made the national animal. The court asked the ruling dispensation in the state to raise the issue with the Narendra Modi government. The court’s view comes amid the protest, beef being held in several parts of the country over the Centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. The court also pitched for increasing punishment for cow slaughtering. The court said that India is a predominant agriculture country based in animal rearing. Citing example of Hindu nation Nepal, which has declared cow as its national animal, the court said it is expected from the state government that they should take initiative to get a legal entity for cow in this country. Rajasthan High Court was hearing the Hingonia Gaushala matter. It has been learned that Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma appointed the Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Rajasthan in loco parentis (custodians) for the protection and conservation of cows. The judge has also directed the forest department to plant 5,000 plants in the cowshed every year.

Meanwhile, IIT-Madras students went on a protest this morning against the cattle slaughter ban and attack on a fellow PhD scholar for organising ‘Beef Fest’, reported news agency ANI.

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According to the agency, the revolutionary students and youth front started protesting against the alleged attack on PhD scholar R Sooraj. Earlier, it was reported that eight students were booked for allegedly beating up Sooraj who took part in a ‘beef fest’ in the campus on Sunday night. The accused have been booked under IPC Sections 147 (Punishment for rioting), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506(1) (criminal intimidation).

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The Madras High Court yesterday had stayed for four weeks the Centre’s notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter and sought its response to PILs which contended that the rules should have been approved by Parliament first. A Madurai bench, comprising justices M V Muralidharan and C V Karthikeyan issued the interim order on the two pleas which said that the rules should be quashed as they were against the Constitution, breached the principle of federalism and were contrary to the parent legislation — Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.

The West Bengal Cow Development Cell will organise a milk festival in Kolkata to show solidarity with the Centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets on May 6, according to Indian Express report. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has opposed the Narendra Modi government’s move and said that there is no need to follow it. Notably, Subrata Gupta, who is the president of West Bengal Cow Development Cell, is also a member of BJP’s state committee, according to IE report. The move is seen as a ploy counter the beef festival being organised at certain parts of the country. West Bengal capital Kolkata may witness another showdown between BJP and ruling Trinamool Congress.

  1. Aazim Hussain
    May 31, 2017 at 4:19 pm
    Few people trying to eat Beef Violently is simply Racist Communal and hatred against Hindus in this country. These Leftist are simple Racist Hinduphobic
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      joe
      May 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
      Also please make cow which Patanjali markets national health tonic. I am a malayalee and I have eaten beef from my childhood. Dear Modi, I will campaign against you and your party and in the next elections I shall work hard to see that your party does not get even one Lok Sabha seat.All because I want to eat my beef ularthiyathu in peace.
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      1. Aazim Hussain
        May 31, 2017 at 4:16 pm
        You can eat Human Flesh or even Human excreta( ) if you want.... its your Choice. But Mocking, insulting 1 Religion on this Secular country is agasint Cons ution. In the name of Beef can you act like Racist, Communal hinduphobic person.? and oh you didn't tell yet you eat beef of which animal, Buffalo, neilgai, Yak, Ox .?
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