Justification For Prevention of Cows Slaughtering in India: An Analysis

  • Niharika Singh and Dr. Ratnesh Kumar Srivastava
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  • Niharika Singh

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Dr. Ratnesh Kumar Srivastava

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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It explains the varied and multifaceted rationales for curbing cow slaughter in technical detail – be it religious and cultural, economic and ethical, or ecological and environmental. It analyses the historical Prevention of the cow in Hinduism and other Indian religions – the importance of the cow in Indian agriculture, organic farming and even symbolizes ‘motherhood’ in the Indian society. The legal aspect of the analysis refers to the prism of the Indian Constitution, State laws and the judgments and opinions of the judicial proceedings. ‘Live and let live’ – such a simple rule has the potential to ensure harmony within the Indian context The diversity in the nation’s approach to cow protection has led to a philosophical approach towards cow slaughter, anti-cow slaughter, legal, economic and social critiques and also valuable recommendations – from harmonizing religious beliefs with legal principles and notions of a moderate secular state; to encouraging alternative and sustainable livelihoods; to encouraging dialogue and reconciliation between the different groups.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3809 - 3825

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117442

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