1. The petition filed in public interest seeks a direction to the respondent
Union of India (UOI) to prohibit cow slaughtering and to take action against
the slaughter houses. A further direction is also sought to make
arrangements so that maximum environmental and economic benefits from
the cow to mankind may be provided.
2. Considering the nature of the reliefs claimed, we did not deem it
expedient to issue formal notice and heard the counsel for the respondent
UOI appearing on advance notice and reserved judgment.
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3. The petitioner, in the petition as well as in additional facts/evidences
filed after the judgment was reserved has set out the benefits of cow milk
and other products of cow and benefits of rearing cows. Suffice it is to state
that the Legislature whenever has deemed necessary has framed appropriate
laws in this regard and challenge thereto has been considered by the Court.
Reference in this regard may be made to Mohd. Hanif Quareshi Vs. The
State of Bihar AIR 1958 SC 731, Manubhai Nandlal Amorsey Vs. Popatlal
Manilal Joshi (1969) 1 SCC 372 and State of Gujarat Vs. Mirzapur Moti
Kureshi Kassab Jamat (2005) 8 SCC 534.
Source: Indian Kanoon