Kerala High Court says Centre’s notification doesn’t ban cattle slaughter

The Kerala high court also reportedly expressed surprise at the Madras High Court's stay order on the Centre's notification. "If people had read the notification properly, there would not have been protests", the court reportedly said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2017 5:44 pm
cow slaughter, cow slaughter ban, beef ban, Kerala high court, Kerala cow ban The Kerala high court also reportedly expressed surprise at the Madras High Court’s stay order on the Centre’s notification. (file photo)

Disposing a PIL filed against the Centre’s move to ban the sale and purchase of animals for slaughter at cattle markets, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday observed that the new regulation doesn’t impose a complete ban on cattle slaughter. A division bench of the high court, hearing a PIL filed by the Youth Congress secretary, said there was no breach of citizen’s rights.

“The PIL does not stand, since the Centre’s regulation only bans sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets. It has not banned cattle slaughter at all. Can’t the sale and slaughtering be done at home or other places? There is no breach of citizens’ rights here. Seems like people are raising objections without even reading the regulation,” the bench reportedly remarked.

The high court also reportedly expressed surprise at the Madras High Court’s stay order on the Centre’s recent notification. “If people had read the notification properly, there would not have been protests”, the court reportedly said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government has decided to convene a meeting of all the chief ministers to discuss the Centre’s ban. Vijayan previously wrote to his counterparts appealing them to stand together.

“We want to call a meeting of all chief ministers to discuss the issue relating to the ban,” Vijayan told reporters here after a Cabinet meeting. Indicating that the state government will challenge the notification in court, he added: “This has to be questioned legally as it is unconstitutional.”

After holding talks with Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, the government has also decided to convene a special assembly session.

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  1. Mallikarjuna Sharma
    Jun 16, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    Kerala High Court is to be appreciated for correctly reading and assessing the pros and cons of the notification and indeed ignorance is usually a prime cause for all the hullabaloos and agitations raised and done in our country.
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      Kamala Nayar
      Jun 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm
      The keralites are very weak in english though they score high marks for the subject
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        David
        Jun 2, 2017 at 8:33 pm
        If those false moth f king BJP & RSS propa ists who instill communal hatred think they can have their way, this is solid proof that they are downright wrong. Beef will be consumed no matter what these as oles say.
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          Kamala Nayar
          Jun 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm
          Who asked u not to eat beef
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          stranger
          Jun 1, 2017 at 1:53 am
          this is the learned judgement. i believe the TN HC has grossly erred in reading the law, even an exparte stay order by itself was not correct thing to do. when the matter relates to preventing animal cruelty any idea of saying it as interfering with right to food only translate as the persons food is cruelty .
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            Abdul
            Jun 1, 2017 at 12:45 am
            Is this Judge in the same cl intellectually of the Rajasthan HC judge !!? If you cannot buy cattle from the cattle market for slaughter where will the required no. of cattle be available on a daily basis? RSS/Brahminical society is taken a go-around policy to ban the caw slaughter. Do you not see the plan Mr. Judge? Or are you a part of sanghi plans? Your very motive is at doubt. If other judges in India is like this two judges then no one can save India from the safaron talibans!!!!!! One advise from your counter part from Rajasthan, do not go near to a pea and drink its tears, you may become pregnant!!!!!
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