Allahabad highcourt on cow slaughter law: without investigation people are sent to jail, law is being misused
- High court said, lab test should be done after finding meat
- Court asked Government to make rules for cows care
The Allahabad High Court on Monday remarked on the Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act in Uttar Pradesh. The court said that without investigation, people are being sent to jail through this law. The law is being misused.
The court made this remark during the hearing on the bail plea of Rahmuddin of Shamli, accused in the cow slaughter. While granting bail to Rahmuddin, Justice Siddharth said that under the law on cow slaughter, in many cases the meat recovered from the accused is not examined in the lab. The police, after apprehending the accused, send him directly to jail. Without testing meat in the lab, it cannot be proved that the meat recovered from him is beef.
The condition of the cows is pathetic, farmers' crop is being ruined
The court also commented strongly on the condition of the cows. Said that there are no better facilities in the cowsheds for cows care in the state. Gaushalas are showing interest in keeping only milch cows. People leave old, sick and non-milch cows strolling on the streets.
Gaushalas also do not keep them. These cows have become a major cause of accident on the roads. Crops of farmers are being wasted. Earlier, farmers were troubled only by blue bulls, but now such cows are also facing difficulties. The government should make rules for their care and follow it properly.