SHAUKAT ALI Vs UNION OF INDIA AND ORS-30/09/2002

Communal amity and harmony are absolutely essential for the progress of the nation. We cannot afford to have another Gujarat in U.P. Slaughter of cow hurts the sentiments of the Hindus and hence should not be committed. In our opinion cow slaughter affects public order because it is likely to incite communal tension. Hence it is not merely a case of law and order.

MD. HANIF QUARESHI AND ORS VS STATE OF BIHAR-23/04/1958

What should be the scope of the ban on the slaughter of animals. One view is that the slaughter of all animals (cattle and buffaloes) of all categories should be regulated by the State and that animals below a specified age or not suffering from some natural deformity should not be allowed to be slaughtered. Drastic and stringent regulations have been imposed by municipal laws and have been tried but experience shows that they are not sufficient at least to protect the cow. 

ASHOO VS STATE OF U.P- 23/05/1997

U.P. Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1956-Sections 3, 5, 10 - U.P. Prevention of Cow Slaughter Rules, 1984, Rule 17 - Release of seized cattles - Seizure made from a truck at a distance of 190 kms from U.P. Border - It cannot be persumed that transportation of cattles was unathorised - Transportation also cannot be said beyond border of U.P. for slaughtering purpose - Nothing on record to prove that cattles were treated with cruelty - Cattles directed to be released in favour of claimants.

MOHAMED SHERIFF Vs CHICKMAGALUR TOWN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AND ANR-15/03/1966

Mysore Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act, 1964 — Sections 2, 7, 19 — Mysore Town Municipalities Act, 1933 — Section 87(i) — Quashing the resolution of the Municipal Council — Whether the licence has to be granted to the petitioner for slaughter of cattle or for the sale of beef can arise only after the establishment of a slaughter house and the appointment of a competent authority, and those preliminary steps have not yet been taken under the provisions of Mysore Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act, 1964