Big Breaking! Rajasthan High Court recommends centre to declare cow as “National Animal”

Rajasthan high court has recommended the centre to declare the cow the country’s national animal. It has also demanded to give life imprisonment to those who indulge in cow slaughtering. This statement was given by the court when it was hearing the Hingonia Gaushala matter; where over a 100 cows had died last year. Hingonia Gaushala is a state run cowshed in Jaipur.

Presently if anyone is found guilty in cow slaughter then he has to face three year imprisonment but the Rajasthan High Court has urged it to increase to life imprisonment. This recommendation was made by the Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma.

Today several parties are protesting in various states over the central govt’s decision to ban cow slaughtering. At this crucial time the Rajasthan High Court has made these recommendations.

Now it will be interesting to see how the various parties take this recommendation. Opposition parties may heavily oppose these recommendations made by the judge.

Last week, the Environment Ministry notified the stringent “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulations of Livestock Markets) Rules,2017” under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act banning the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter.

The work of opposition party is to oppose central government in each and everything . Good or bad, they just oppose.

It is said that due to negligence in maintenance of the cow shed, several cows had died over a span of few weeks in Hingonia Gaushala. The Gaushala was maintained by 14 veterinarians, 24 livestock assistants and 200 other staff. There are over 8000 cows in this Gaushala.

The Gaushala needs to report every three months to the High Court. High court has also ordered UDH Secretary and the municipal commissioner to visit once every month. The forest department has also been ordered to plant 5,000 plants in the cowshed every year.

Source: Times Of India

Rajat Bhandary