Cow in Indian Constitution

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Cow slaughter is banned except in the states of Kerala, West Bengal and the seven north eastern states. Cows are routinely shipped to these states for slaughter, even though it is illegal to transport cows for slaughter across provincial borders. However, many illegal private slaughterhouses also operate in big cities such as Mumbai. While there are approximately 3,600 slaughterhouses operating legally in India, there are estimated to be over 30,000 illegal slaughterhouses. The efforts to close them down have so far been largely unsuccessful.
According to the Animal Laws in India, Cows cannot be slaughtered. (See Animal Laws) Slaughtering Cows is slaughtering the economy of the country. The practice of slaughter is extremely cruel and a disaster for the community and its agriculture-based economy.
Originally, in India, milk was not the only important product from the cattle. Cows and bulls were used in fields and their dung and urine were used to make compost, medicine and other health products. Only the little extra milk left from the cow after feeding her calf was used by the family who owned the cow. The cow was not yet considered a “Milk producing machine only”.
The directive principle of state policy as described in our constitution emphasizes the conservation of the cow generation. The 48 article of the constitution mentions that “Government will protect and grow cows. No Democratic Government in India will work against this directive principle.”
As per the verdict of the Supreme Court the law on prohibition of cow slaughter is constitutional. The mission wants to propagate this verdict and to stop cow slaughter in the states where this law is not made.

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