ahimsa compassion

AHIMSA, COMPASSION

INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND SUPREME COURT CONFIRM THE CONCEPT OF COMPASSION IN ARTICLE 51A (g) READ WITH ARTICLE 21

Indian Parliament in the year 1976 incorporated article 51A (g) in the constitution with a view to direct our citizens to perform a fundamental duty of not only protecting and improving the natural environment but also to have compassion for living creatures and also article 51A (i) to abjure violence.

Honourable justice Ravi S Dhavan and V. P. Goel expressed in writ petition no. 38469 Dated:-1/8/1997 that constitution does not permit any citizen to claim that it is his/her fundamental right to take life and kill animals. Otherwise it will be a negation of tenet of Indian constitution. Treating animals as commodities and not as living creatures with compassionate approach is gross violation of article 51A(g) by slaughter houses. Following the aforesaid constitution provision, it becomes the fundamental duty of state to come forward and start the process of closing slaughter houses which carryon the cruel business of animal slaughtering.

Such an observation of excellence by Supreme Court should not be ignored by a rational administration. As otherwise the Nation would be misguided towards unhealthy and miserable life of people at large. Article ’14 also speaks that the right of animals like human rights should enjoy the protection of law. In furtherance of above it is worthwhile and significant to observe the attitude of nation towards animals. In one of the cases by the Kerala High Court (Times of India, dated 7/6/2000) observed, “animals have inherent rights of dignified existence akin to the fundamental rights of citizens”. In a landmark judgement Allahabad High Court significantly observed that Article 21 will prevail towards Right to business as mentioned in Article 19(1)(g), slaughter houses cannot be allowed to run anywhere and everywhere. {Manzoor Ahmed’s case).

Supreme court has rightly kept national interest in view when it said that, welfare of animals is of paramount consideration (AIR 2001 SC 2377). Keeping in view the above observations, it would be appropriate for us to express our written and vehement protest “against the Himsak proposal of setting up’ abattoirs and establishing Indian Meat Board in order to promote the massive killing of animals by way of erecting huge plants of slaughtering innocent animals.

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