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Cow to be declared a National Animal and its killers will be sentenced to Life Imprisonment, suggests Rajasthan High Court

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The judge appointed the Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Rajasthan as persons in loco parentis (custodians) for the protection and conservation of cows, VOA

Jaipur, May 31, 2017: The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday suggested that the cow should be declared a national animal and its killers be sentenced to life imprisonment.

“Keeping in mind Articles 48 and 51A (g) of the Constitution and to provide legal entity for their proper protection and conservation of cow, it is expected from the government that cow is declared a national animal,” Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma said in a 145-page order.

Describing himself as a “Shiv bkaht”, the judge, on the eve of his retirement, gave a ruling relating to the Hingonia Gaushala of Jaipur.

According to NGOs, over 500 cows had died at the Hingonia Bovine Animal Rehabilitation Centre in a span of 1-2 months in 2016 due to improper care.

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The court said India was a predominantly agriculture-based country where animal husbandry played an important role.

“It should also be kept in mind that that Hindus have got great faith in cows and Nepal, which is a Hindu nation, has declared cow a national animal,” he said.

The judge appointed the Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Rajasthan as persons in loco parentis (custodians) for the protection and conservation of cows.

These officials will work for the protection and conservation of cows and to declare cow a national animal, the ruling said.

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The court said that it expected the Rajasthan government to increase to life imprisonment punishment for killing cows.

The single bench court said any person or organisation was free to approach the court with a plea in the form of a PIL to declare cow as a national animal. (IANS)

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  • vedika kakar

    He even later suggested that peahens are pure because they fertilize after drinking the peacocks tears. Which is biologically so incorrect and illogical. How can a High Court judge make such a vile claim? Is that the face of the Indian Judicial system?

    Why should cows be the national animal?
    I think the country’s happy and takes a lot of pride in the tiger.
    There are way more religions than HInduism in India than that judges IQ. Not everyone considers cows religious. What if the government was asked to make chicken the national animal?
    After that I wouldn’t be even able to digest my food.

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Public Safety Threatened As Stray Cattle Takes To The Street in Agra

District authorities in Agra, Mathura and Aligarh have had a series of meetings to resolve this problem.

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Bulls and cows are a growing nuisance and pose a threat to public safety in several districts of Agra.

From bulls going on the rampage and attacking humans, to stray cattle entering fields and destroying crops to the fear of cow vigilantes after the ban on cow slaughter, the stray cattle menace is leading to resentment among all.

On Friday, a 22-year-old motorcycle rider was killed after being hit by a bull on Fatehabad road.

In Etmadpur and other areas, farmers locked cows and bulls in schools and government health centres as the animals routinely enter farmlands and destroy standing crops.

Above all, tension prevails in the neighbouring Iglas town of Aligarh after a dozen cows were found buried alive in a dry canal.

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Police sent to villages to drive away the cattle. Pixabay

Cow vigilantes have demanded firm action but so far no arrests have been made.

“Our labour and resources are all going waste because of hundreds of cows entering our fields and destroying our crops,” complained Ram Bharosey, a villager in Farah block in Mathura.

In the past one week, there have been half a dozen incidents of desperate and frustrated farmers locking stray cattle in government schools.

“Children have had to miss classes as there is no space and there are only cows in the school complex,” said Anek Singh, a farmer.

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Indian cow. Pixabay

Police sent to villages to drive away the cattle have had to face the ire of the locals who want the Yogi government to urgently open gaushalas (cow shelters).

“The bovine population has suddenly multiplied. Groups of villagers with lathis in hand have to patrol villages to drive cows away. If you do not keep vigil, the crops would be gone in a few hours,” Subhash, a village level worker, said.

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District authorities in Agra, Mathura and Aligarh have had a series of meetings to resolve this problem. Gram panchayats have been asked to earmark pasture land and provide support to gaushalas.

“In this extremely cold weather, villagers are forced to spend the whole night in the fields to keep the animals away,” said a farmer. (IANS)