A Single-Judge Bench of Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav made the above observation, while rejecting the bail application of one Javed of Sambhal, charged under Section 379 of IPC (Punishment of Theft) and Sections 3, 5, 8 of the Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act.
The court said cow is considered as mother in India. It is a matter of faith for Hindus. Injury to faith weakens the country. Eating beef is not a fundamental right of anyone. The Right to Life cannot be taken away for the taste of the tongue. The old sick cow is also useful for agriculture. It is not right to allow its killing. It is the backbone of Indian agriculture, noted the Bench.
The Court further observed that India is the only country in the whole world where people of all sects live. Even though the worship method is different, everyone’s thinking is the same, to respect each other’s religion.
The petitioner was accused of stealing Khilendra Singh’s cow, along with his companions, killing it along with other cows in the forest and collecting meat. The complainant identified the animal by its severed head. The accused fled the scene, leaving behind his motorcycle.
“Raskhan said that if you get birth, you will meet among the cows of Nanda. Mangal Pandey made a revolution regarding the fat of the cow. Cow protection has also been emphasised in the Constitution,” he added.