The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Central and State government, as well as Delhi Police, on a plea to stop cow slaughtering in the national capital and demanding the constitution of cow protection units in every district of the city. [Ajay Gautam v Union of India and Ors].A division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad directed the authorities to file their replies to the petition..The petitioner, an activist named Ajay Gautam, appeared before the Court today and argued that the constitution of cow protection units will be beneficial to both the people who slaughter cows and those who work for its protection."My intention for filing this PIL is to stop the clashes that repeatedly breaks out between the two sides," Gautam told the Court..In the plea filed as a public interest litigation (PIL) petition, it was stated that despite the presence a large number of policeman in Delhi, there have been rampant incidents of cow slaughtering in Delhi. "That Mewat/Nuhu of Haryana area which is not very far from Delhi, is infamous for cow slaughters and people living in this area come to Delhi in the night time and kidnap stray cows from the roads or cattle farms and dairies and take them to Mewat and slaughter them," the petition alleged. The plea further said that the incidents of cow torture and slaughtering increase during Bakra-Id, when cow-smugglers break the horns of cows and dump them in their tempos after throwing red-chilly in their eyes. "Whenever a person who reveres Holy cow as his mother, witnesses such incidents of ill-treatment and tortures of cows, it becomes impossible for him to tolerate it and sometimes situation gone out of control ... in many cases Gau Savek raid first on crime site before the police and in resulted conflict/clash reported between cow smugglers and cow sevaks... It is submitted that due to above reasons/incidents communal tension also increase and in resulted communal harmony disturb," the plea said. .The matter will be heard next on May 17.