Cow Should Be Declared National Animal, Its Protection A Fundamental Right: Allahabad High Court

Cow Should Be Declared National Animal, Its Protection A Fundamental Right: Allahabad High Court

Prayagraj, Sep 1 (TNA) The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Wednesday suggested to the government of India to consider declaring cow the national animal and include its protection as a fundamental right of teh Hindu community.

Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav in his 12-page order sai that the animal has an important role in teh Indian society and was a revered animal, just like a mother. The court made these observations while denying bail to a 59-year-old man from Sambhal, held for cow slaughter.

The animal had an important part to play in Indian culture and was revered as a mother across the country, it said denying bail to a 59-year-old Muslim from Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district. The man named Javed was arrested and jailed in March this year for alleged cow slaughter.

The court also said that the Union Government should bring together everyone in the parliament and promulgate a law. It also said that not to stop at this, the government should also ensure its implementation in letter and spirit. Many BJP leaders in the state have welcomed the suggestion of the HC and said cow protection was in any case on top of the agenda of the BJP.

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