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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    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.
    1. K
      Kamala Nayar
      Jun 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm
      The keralites are very weak in english though they score high marks for the subject
      1. D
        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.
        1. K
          Kamala Nayar
          Jun 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm
          Who asked u not to eat beef
        2. S
          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 .
          1. A
            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!!!!!
            1. M
              May 31, 2017 at 10:35 pm
              Many volunteers from BRAHMIN AMERICAN FOUNDATION(BAF) operating COWardly but cleverly in the name of Hindu American Foundation(HAF) have volunteered to move out of beef eating America to beef opposing Rashtra to become Gau Raksha volunteers. Brahmins generally hate beef eaters which means Americans.
              1. R
                May 31, 2017 at 10:25 pm
                > Pigs grow faster than any other animals. They have higher feed conversion efficiency. That means, they have a great feed to meat converting ratio. They can convert all types of inedible feeds, forages, certain grains byproduct obtained from mills, damaged feeds, meat byproducts, garbage etc. into valuable, nutritious and delicious meat. > Pigs can eat and consume almost all types of feed including grains, damaged food, forage, fruits, vegetables, garbage, sugarcane etc. Sometimes they even eat grasses and other green plants or roots. > Pigs become mature earlier than other animals. A sow can be bred for first time at their age of 8-9 months. They can farrow twice a year. And in each farrowing they give birth of 8-12 piglets. > Setting up pig farming business is easy and it requires little capital/investment for building houses and buying equipment. > The ratio of total consumable meat and total body weight is higher in pigs. We can get around 60 to 80 percent meat.
                1. T
                  May 31, 2017 at 10:32 pm
                  Pigs eat faeces that's the reason it is is consumed by Muslims .. It's not just faith .. There will be a scientific reason behind everything Wotever made haram.. And for Eid the animal suggested to sacrifice is goat ..and it's goat or camel what's used in Arabian countries ... Here the bull or Buffalo is used just because it is cheaper . Goat meat is very expensive all can t afford it
                  1. B
                    May 31, 2017 at 11:06 pm
                    It is not pig eating faeces I have noticed few occasions cow also eating human faeces, some small infants also beaten by mothers for eating faeces – don’t discriminate on issue of faeces – jungly Pig or Domesticated Pig never eats excreta – its like Domesticated tigers are not carnivorous Now Pig is God gifted animal – only for animals can survive snake bite / snake venom honey badgers, mongooses, hedgehogs, and pigs So you can see Pig is more important than Cow
                    1. H
                      May 31, 2017 at 11:54 pm
                      To sacrifice animal is primitive culture. Noble Arya Religion ARYA MARG[ Buddhism] stopped that as well as encouraged people to become vegetarian. That is the reason Chinese Buddhist monks invented Tofu making to encourage people who love to eat meat to become vegetarian. It is for this message that Buddhism is hated by Muslims and tried to wipe out Buddhism in Central Asia, until Mongol came and destro Muslims. The word BootParshti [ Image worship] came from word Buddha, which was pronounced Boota by Persians.
                      1. S
                        Jun 1, 2017 at 1:48 am
                        even goat eat faeces and camel drinks its own and probably anything watery it will find even faeces. and hen of your chicken biryani will eat anything and everything it can find. if someone chooses to follow 7th century manual than scientific reasoning very little we can do other than trying to convince to "unfollow" that or exterminate the thought by any other means .
                    2. B
                      May 31, 2017 at 10:02 pm
                      OXYTOCIN MILK- Any milk giving animal including Cow gives milk Naturally only after delivery for 6-9 Months only – but Dairy industry of world extracts milk for 24 hrs 365 days by giving continuous Oxytocin Hormonal injections to Cows ( other animals as well ) is Biggest Fraud of Dairy industry – what we are drinking milk today is 90-95 percent not Natural but Oxytocin induced with traces of Oxytocin causing cancer and infertility – Cows are saying better to kill us than lifelong oxytocin injections and forcibly Milking which severe Pain and Injury to breast of Cows
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