New Delhi: Even nuclear radiation cannot affect houses made of cow dung, and all of earth’s problems will get solved the day cow slaughter ends, a court in Gujarat observed, as it awarded life term to one Mohammad Ameen for illegally transporting cattle from the state to Maharashtra.
“A cow is not only an animal but also a mother. That is why she is called ‘Gaumata’… the benefits of cows to the entire universe cannot be described. The day when not a single drop of cow’s blood falls on the earth, all the problems of the earth will be solved, and the well-being of the earth will be established,” read the order by sessions judge S.V. Vyas in the district court of Tapi.
The verdict was delivered last November in Gujarati and has been translated through Google.
The judge asserted that “frequent incidents of cow slaughter and illegal manipulation are a disgrace to the society”.
The court further listed the uses of cow products, including milk, curd, ghee, cow dung and cow urine. It pointed out that in today’s times, natural farming i.e. “cow-based farming”, has increased in popularity, as compared to chemical farming.
“The grains produced from organic farming protect against many diseases… science has proved that even nuclear radiation does not affect houses made from cow dung,” the court said.
The judge also observed that “consumption of cow urine cures many incurable diseases. Cow is a symbol of religion”.
The court attributed the world’s problems to growth in cow slaughter.
“Whatever the problems in the world today, the root of all these problems is the growth of irascibility and hot temper, and the only reason for their excessive growth is cow slaughter. That is why sattvic atmosphere cannot prevail on earth until this is completely prohibited,” the judge said, adding that the case was being decided “keeping in view the importance of cows”.
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The illegal transportation case
The case against Ameen pertains to 18 July, 2020, when a truck carrying 16 cows and bullocks was spotted by the police around 5.30 am at a trisection between villages in Tapi and Banaskantha districts in Gujarat.
It was alleged that the cattle was being transported without any fodder or water in the truck, and without the mandatory veterinary first-aid kits. It was also alleged that of the 16 animals, one cow and one bullock had died. Ameen was arrested in relation to the case in August 2020.
He was then found guilty under various laws, including the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2011, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, Gujarat Essential Commodities and Cattle (Control) Act, 2005, and Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2015.
Among other sentences, Ameen was awarded the life sentence and a fine of Rs 5 lakh under Section 8(2) of the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act.
Section 8(2) provides for life imprisonment for violation of Section 5(1) which makes slaughter of any animal a crime. Section 5 of the law prohibits slaughter of animals without certificate from the competent authority. Section 6A prohibits transportation of certain specific animals and says that “a person shall be deemed to be transporting such animal for the purpose of slaughter unless contrary is proved”.
Considering the case, the court observed that it had to “presume that the accused was transporting the animals… for slaughter”.
(Edited by Nida Fatima Siddiqui)
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