High Court Judge: No Cow Slaughter on Bakrid, Non-Bailable Offence

A sitting judge of the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana High Court, Justice B Siva Sankara Rao said that cow slaughter should be made a non-bailable offence. He stated that cow is a ‘substitute to mother, who is a substitute to God’, dismissing a petition filed by a cattle trader. He also cited a Supreme Court order that Muslims do not have the fundamental right to slaughter healthy cows on Bakrid.