Calls grow louder for cows to be declared as ‘National Protected Animal’

Lucknow: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court of Uttar Pradesh has urged the Central Government to enact a suitable law to ban cow slaughter in the country. The bench has said that cows should be declared as ‘National Protected Animal’. It is reported that the bench made this appeal during the hearing of a Barabanki case.

According to the information, while hearing the bail application of an accused of cow slaughter, Justice Shamim Ahmed emphasized the importance of cows in Hinduism. He said that according to the Puranas, whoever kills cows or allows others to kill them, this crime is considered worthy of rotting in hell.

Justice Ahmed also said that since India is a secular country. Where we respect all religions. Under this, it is believed in Hinduism that the cow represents the divine and nature. Therefore it should be protected and worshipped. The court said that cows have been given the title of goddess in the society. Apart from this, cow’s milk, curd, butter, urine and cow dung are used for purification rituals.

The High Court is reported to have made these comments while refusing to quash the criminal case against Mohammad Abdul Khaliq of Barabanki. The accused was accused of killing the cow and taking it for sale. The court referred to the beliefs of Hinduism that Brahma gave life to priests and cows at the same time so that priests could recite religious texts while offering cow ghee in rituals.

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