New Delhi, July 11: The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended across the country the Madras High Court order putting on hold the Centre’s notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter from the cattle market. As a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud extended the operation of the Madras High Court order, the Centre told the court that it would be renotifying the Rules after considering objections from the stakeholders. Meat sellers have complained of the adverse impact on their trade.
The Centre had on May 25 brought a notification by which sale and purchase of cattle in the cattle market for slaughter was banned. Several states refused to implement it.
Kerala’s Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court order putting on hold the Centre's notification that banned the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at the cattle markets. The Congress leader and former state Minister said he wholeheartedly welcomed the suspension of the ban order.
“This notification is nothing but an infringement of the right of the people on what to eat. Besides, it would have deeply hurt the agrarian community. In the me of protecting cattle, it was practically leading to mayhem and hooliganism,” Chennithala said. (IANS)