Supreme Court Overules, Rejects Beef Ban in Kashmir
The Supreme Court of India on Monday suspended an order banning beef in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The order of suspension will be in force for the next two months, the Supreme Court stated while deciding to finally dispose off the petition.
On the last date of hearing the Supreme Court had set today as the date to hear the petition in which the ban on beef was challenged.
There were two orders passed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court which led to confusion.
In one order the J&K High Court had banned the sale of beef while in the other it had scrapped a law that barred slaughter of bovine animals.
The matter was brought before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Cout, H. L. Dattu and the inconsistency had been pointed out too.
The petitioners said that these conflicting orders only adds to the confusion. It also stated the ban on beef in the state of Jammu and Kashmir could worsen the law and order situation.
Already a series of protests led by the separatists were held in the state and they had stated that the order cannot be enforced.
The petitioner argued that the Supreme Court must intervene and bring about a clarity to the matter.
The conflicting orders have led to misuse and this could have grave ramifications on the peace and stability of the state, the petitioner also argued.
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