Consider Enacting Law to Ban Cow Slaughter – The court also said that law makers must respect the religious sentiments of the minorities as Article 25 of the Indian Constitution guarantees equality to all religions.
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the Centre to consider enacting a legislation prohibiting cow slaughter and sale, export and import of beef and beef-products in India within next three months.
The court yesterday said, though no writ of mandamus can be issued to the Centre in this regard, but in view of Article 48, 48-A and 51-A(g) of the Constitution, the government of India is directed to consider enacting the law prohibiting slaughtering, import or export of cow, and selling of beef or beef products, in its own wisdom at the national level.
“Deciding a petition filed by an NGO, Bhartiya Govansh Rakshan Sanverdhan Parishad, the bench in its 36 pages order, directed the centre to provide necessary funds to the state government for housing and providing fodder to cows/stray cattle for their protection.
The court also said that law makers must respect the religious sentiments of the minorities as Article 25 of the Indian Constitution guarantees equality to all religions. The secularism is one of the basic features of the Constitution and the people should not hurt the religious sentiments of each other.