Cattle Slaughter: Supreme Court Notice To Centre On Plea Challenging Notification

The petitioner has argued that the restrictions placed by the new notification are in contrary to the very law under which it has been issued. Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act does not categorise slaughter of animals for food as cruelty on condition that it does not accompany pain and suffering. The BJP has, however, dismissed all the allegations. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said that the government is not trying to impose any restrictions on people’s choice of food.