Supreme Court suspended ban on cattle trade through the country

Team SoOLEGAL 4 Aug 2017 3:15pm

Supreme Court suspended ban on cattle trade through the country

The Apex Court today expanded throughout the country the Madras High Court decision of putting hold on center’s notification prohibiting the purchase and sale of cattle in the animal market for meat purpose, a move that ignited howls of protest.

The court was hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the hold on ban put by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court. The ban hugely affected the Muslims and leather traders that are currently facing violence by Cow vigilante groups.

The Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khekar and Justice D Y Chandrachud directed the Center to give an answer if the cattle notification rules placed before Parliament. The court observed that BJP Government officially restricted cattle sale, which directly strike the poor farmers depriving them of a traditional source of income by selling non-milch and weak cows, also affected badly country’s 1 lakh crore meat industry.

The opposition is accusing the government of pressing a beef ban under the impression of BJP’s Hindutva agenda.

The controversial rules ignited protests and beef fests through the country, especially in Kerala and West Bengal, pointing out that Government cannot dictate us what to eat. Even Some of BJP’s party member attended the fest, taking it as a local food.

An NGO has argued that the rules framed under the prevention of cruelty to animals acts are against the public interests.

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