The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Centre to declare cow as a national animal on Monday. A bench of Justices S K Kaul and Abhay S Oka questioned the petitioner what fundamental right was being affected by the issue.
"Is this the job of the court? Why do you file such petitions where we are compelled to impose costs? Which fundamental right is violated? Should we throw law to the winds because you come to court," PTI quoted the bench as saying.
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The bench warned the lawyer that it would impose costs after which he withdrew the plea and the matter was dismissed as withdrawn.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.