Hope Center claims it will make cows a protected national animal and outlaw their slaughter

Hope Center
Hope Center claims it will make cows a protected national animal

The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow division has expressed optimism that the Center will make the right decision to outlaw cow slaughter and designate it as a "protected national animal".

"We must respect all faiths because we live in a secular nation. According to Hinduism, the cow stands for both supernatural and natural beneficence. Consequently, it ought to be revered and protected "On February 14, Justice Shamim Ahmad rejected a request to throw out criminal charges brought against an individual under the 1955 Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act.

Mohammad Abdul Khaliq, a resident of Barabanki, who filed the petition, argued that the cops should not have arrested him without any proof Therefore, the cases against him that are currently being heard in the court of the additional chief judicial judge should be dismissed.

The court rejected the argument and determined that a case against the petitioner had been established on the basis of the facts in the file. "The cow has also been associated with different deities, particularly Lord Shiva (whose steed is Nandi, a bull), Lord Indra (closely associated with Kamadhenu), Lord Krishna (a cowherd in his youth), and goddesses in general," the judge said as she handed down the ruling.

"She supposedly arose from the ocean of milk during the reign of Samudramanthan (the great churning of the ocean by the gods and demons). After being introduced to the seven sages, Vasishta, one of the sages, eventually took custody of her." A cow's legs represent the four Vedas, according to the judge, and its milk represents the four "purushartha" (or human objectives) of "dharma" (righteousness), "artha" (material wealth), "kama" (desire), and "moksha" (salvation). A cow's horns represent the gods, while her face and shoulders represent the sun and moon (the god of fire).

Nanda, Sunanda, Surabhi, Susheela, and Sumana are some of the other names for the bovine that have been used, according to Justice Ahmad. He claimed that the Vedic age is where the veneration of the cow first emerged.

"Pastoralists were the Indo-European peoples who first arrived in India in the second millennium BCE. Their religion mirrored the importance of cattle to their economy. Cows that produced milk were increasingly not allowed to be killed. It is both the "Manusmriti" and the Mahabharata prohibit it. The court stated, "The degree of veneration given to cow is indicated by the use in rituals of healing purification and penance of the "panchagavya" (cow-milk, curd, butter, urine, and dung)." A cow that produces milk was said to be "unsayable" in the Rigveda, the court added. It went on to say that as the concept of "ahimsa" gained popularity, cows came to represent nonviolence.

In many princely states, laws prohibiting the killing of cows continued into the 20th century because the cow was associated with motherhood and Mother Earth because her products provided nourishment, according to the court.

The high court bench noted that legends claim that Brahma simultaneously gave existence to priests and cows so that While cows could afford ghee as an offering in ceremonies, priests could recite sacred texts. "Anyone who kills a cow or permits someone else to slaughter one is sentenced to spend as many years in hell as there are hairs on their body.

The bull is also portrayed as Lord Shiva's vehicle and as a mark of reverence for male cattle."

In the Mahabharata, Bhishma notes that the cow is actually the mother of the world because she functions as a substitute mother by giving humans milk for a lifetime. Nothing, according to the Puranas, is more sacred than giving cows as gifts. Many cows were presented as a gift to Lord Rama, "said the bench. In rejecting the appeal, it stated: “This bench in Lucknow expresses optimism and confidence in the Central Government's decision to prohibit cow slaughter nationwide and designate cows as a "protected national animal."

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