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'Not our job', says Supreme Court refusing to hear PIL on declaring cow as national animal

'Not our job', says Supreme Court refusing to hear PIL on declaring cow as national animal

'Not our job', says Supreme Court refusing to hear PIL on declaring cow as national animal
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By CNBCTV18.com Oct 10, 2022 12:33:06 PM IST (Updated)

The Supreme Court asked the petitioner, "Why do you file such petitions where we are compelled to impose costs? Which fundamental right is affected? Law to be thrown to the winds because you come to court?"

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a PIL seeking a declaration of the cow as the national animal.

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The apex court reprimanded the petitioner and said, "Not our job to declare national animal."
The court asked the petitioner, "Why do you file such petitions where we are compelled to impose costs? Which fundamental right is affected? Law to be thrown to the winds because you come to court?"
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The bench warned the lawyer that it would impose costs after which he withdrew the plea and the matter was dismissed as withdrawn.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 top court was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Govansh Sewa Sadan and others seeking a direction to the Centre to declare cow as a national animal.
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