Cow slaughter has always been a controversial topic in India. Many states have passed laws banning cow slaughter and such laws have been challenged before the Supreme Court of India. Article 48 of the Constitution of India, which forms part of the Directive Principles of State Policy states that the State shall take steps for prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle. The Supreme Court of India as early as in 1959 in Mohammed Hanif Quareshi’s case upheld the laws banning cow slaughter. However, in the said judgment it was held that laws mandating a total ban on the slaughter of she buffaloes or breeding bulls or working bullocks (cattles or buffaloes) after they cease to be capable of yielding milk or of breeding or working as draught animals is not reasonable. However, subsequently in the year 2005, the Supreme Court in Mirzapur Moti’s case overruled Quareshi’s case on this aspect and held that even laws prohibiting slaughter of categories exempted by Quareshi is constitutionally valid. The correctness of these judgments are not being addressed here.The recent controversy over the Delhi Police personnel entering Kerala House on a complaint being received that the canteen… Read full this story
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