Cattle Slaughter Ban On Stay By Supreme Court


The Supreme Court on Tuesday has ordered a three month’s stay on the Centre’s law banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter. In the month of may similar action was taken by the Madras High Court when Centre had declared such decision.

The SC wants the Government to ponder over the fact that such ban can bring a huge setback to the business man involved in it. It is also true that all the cattle purchased and sold are not meant to be slaughtered. Above all , after such ban order, the self proclaimed ‘cow vigilantes’ or ‘gau rakhsaks’ started tar getting the muslims and dalits.

Earlier on May 23rd,when the ban order was being discussed, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court reacted negatively putting a stay of four weeks on this ban. The Supreme Court has made it clear that the banning process needs time and some changes in the rule which will be decided by August this year.