"Is This The Job Of Court?" Supreme Court While Refusing To Entertain Plea To Declare Cow As National Animal
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Centre to declare cow as a national animal.
The Bench of Justice S K Kaul and Justice Abhay S Oka asked the petitioner what fundamental right was being affected.
"Is this the job of the court? Why do you file such petitions where we are compelled to impose costs? Which fundamental right is violated? Should we throw law to the winds because you come to court?" the Bench said.
The counsel for the petitioner submitted before the court that cow protection is very important.
The Bench warned the lawyer that it would impose costs after which he withdrew the plea and the matter was dismissed as withdrawn.
The Court was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Govansh Sewa Sadan and Zindagi Live Foundation seeking a direction to the Centre to declare cow as a national animal. The plea was filed in October, 2021 through Advocate Shiv Sagar Tiwari.
With PTI inputs