The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on a plea filed by Hyderabad-based NGO Centre’s notification on ban and purchase on sale of cattle for slaughter. The Apex court asked the Centre to file their reply within two weeks in the matter.
The court has posted the matter for hearing on July 11.
A petition challenging the new rules that has kicked up a controversy was mentioned before a vacation bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta for an early hearing. The bench had then listed the matter for hearing on June 15. The petition was moved by Hyderabad-based Mohammed Abdul Faheem Qureshi.
Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on a PIL filed by a Hyderabad based NGO on cattle slaughter notification.— ANI (@ANI_news) June 15, 2017
Meanwhile, the Kerala High Court had declined to stay the central ban.
Considering a batch of petitions challenging the notification that imposed restrictions on the sale of cattle, Justice P B Suresh Kumar had said the court would consider the application seeking a stay after seeing the Centre’s counter.
The court had directed the Centre to file its counter affidavit with regard to the impact of the notification.