What the law says

Legal farce

Print edition : October 30, 2015

A farmer ploughing his field at Turuvolu village in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

Article 48 is a handy tool to cloak and pursue the majoritarian agenda by the state. It requires deft reasoning by the judiciary to lift the veil and see the hollowness of the claims advanced by the States in defence of their absolute ban on slaughter of the cow and its progeny.
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