Cattle Ban: Supreme Court issues notification to Central govt on announcing petition

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The Supreme Court today presented notification to the central government following the prohibition of sale and buy of cattle at animal markets for massacre.

The apex court directed the centre to propose its reaction within two weeks while announcing two separate pleas demanding the new cattle trade notice.

A committee involving Justices R K Agrawal and S K Kaul decided the matter for announcement on July 11.

Additional solicitor general P S Narasimha, emerging for the Centre, directed the bench that purpose behind fetching the notice was to have a regulatory rule on cattle trade across the country.

He directed the apex court that the Madras High Court has freshly issued temporary stay on the notice.

One of the pleas, who has move towards the apex court demanding the notification, has asserted in his petition that the requirements in the notice were illegal as they dishonored the fundamental rights, involving freedom of conscience and religion and right to livelihood.

On May 26, The Centre had prohibited the sale and buy of cattle from animal markets for killing through an environment ministry notice — ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017’ under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

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