The CJI observed, "You petitioners know that how large number of animals were slaughtered a few days back. You must also file petitions against it."
The apex court also made it clear that the Central and the State governments must take effective steps to stop cow vigilante groups or body from misusing the law.
The monsoon session of the Parliament had also discussed the cow vigilante issue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an all-party meeting ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, had also asked the State Governments to take a strict action against the anti-social elements creating violence in the name of cow vigilantism and punish them strictly.