The Allahabad high court on Wednesday said that cow should be declared as the national animal of India and as fundamental right of Hundus, protection of cows should be included.
The court emphasised on the religious and cultural importance along with the need of saving the cows. All this was said while the bail was denied to Javed, a person who was jailed for allegedly stealing a cow with his associates and slaughtering that docile creature.
The court said history has been a witness that “whenever we forgot our culture, foreigners attacked us and enslaved us and if we are not warned, we should not forget the unbridled attack on and capture of Afghanistan by Taliban”.
Justice Yadav said that scientists believe the cow to be the only animal to inhale and exhale oxygen and he made some other points about cows too in the 12-page order.
The court called cow “basis of our culture” and even sited its importance is the scriptures such as Puranas, Ramayana and Mahabharata. The economic value of cows in farming and daily life was also mentioned.
Yadav suggested that the Parliament should take strict actions against those who show violence of any sort against cows. While describing cows the symbol of Hindu culture he claimed that even majority of Muslims were also in the favour of a ban on cow slaughter.
The court also said, “When the faith and culture of the country suffer injury, the country becomes weak.”