Centre’s Cattle Order Gets `Slaughtered’ By Madras High Court

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today stayed the Centre’s order regulating the sale of cattle for slaughter.

Centre’s Cattle Order Gets `Slaughtered’ By Madras High Court
Madras High Court

In a major blow to the Modi Government, the Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed the Centre’s decision to regulate the sale of cattle meant for slaughter.

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The stay will be for four weeks even as the Madurai bench of the high court sought responses from the Tamil Nadu government and Government of India on the issue.

Centre’s Cattle Order Gets `Slaughtered’ By Madras High CourtThe stay was in response to a PIL filed at the high court. A division bench comprising Justice M V Muralidharan and Justice CV Karthikeyan admitted the PIL which said the Centre had no rights to interfere with the food habits of people.

A court intervention was expected as the order infringed on the federal structure of the Constitution. It was also to nosy in nature as it interfered with the eating habits of people.

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Sources say the Centre may modify the order by removing buffaloes from the list while strongly pitching for cow protection.

Centre’s Cattle Order Gets `Slaughtered’ By Madras High CourtThe Centre had passed the controversial notification on May 23 seeking to regulate the sale of bovines at cattle markets. The order prohibited the sale of animals meant for slaughter from cattle markets. Slaughter houses could procure cattle directly from the farmers.

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At the same time, the Centre also tightened the rules for those looking to sell or purchase the animals, thus upsetting cattle owners and beef eaters.

Cows, bulls, buffaloes, calves and camels are among the list of animals that are banned for sale at the cattle markets.

Centre’s Cattle Order Gets `Slaughtered’ By Madras High CourtThe Centre’s surprise May 23 notification had evoked strong reactions from political parties with the Chief Ministers of Kerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu putting their foot down saying that the order was an infringement on the Federal structure of the Constitution.

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Beef eaters were also upset. People and political parties organised Beef Fests in Kerala and Tamil Nadu as a mark of protest.

In Kerala, Youth Congress Workers and organisations associated with the Left took out protest marches against the government. In Tamil Nadu, students organised Beef Fest at IIT-Madras.

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Raj Shankar

Shankar Raj is a senior journalist with more than 30 years experience, mostly with The Indian Express and The New Indian Express. He was the Editor for Karnataka and Kerala editions of The New Indian Express, and former Managing Editor of the Nyusu Digital Media P Ltd. Bengaluru.

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