Allahabad, Sep 01: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday said Parliament should make a law declaring cow a national animal and to punish those who harm it.
Observing that the animal is an important part of the Indian culture, Bench of Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav said a fundamental right is not only the prerogative of beef eaters but also of those who worship cows and are financially dependent on it.
The government should bring a Bill in Parliament and declare cow as the national animal and make strict laws against those who talk about harming the animal, the court said.
“The right to life is above the right to kill and the right to eat beef can never be considered a fundamental right,” the court further said denying bail to Javed of Sambhal district, who allegedly stole a cow before killing and beheaded the animal.
“This is not the first offence of the…