SC Says No To Ban On Cow Slaughter

New Delhi: Dismissing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking an all-India ban on cow slaughter, the Supreme Court on Friday said it will not interfere with state laws on the killing of cattle.

“One state may ban slaughter, the other may not… We will not interfere in state laws,” the Supreme Court said as it rejected the petition seeking a uniform policy on cow slaughter.

The apex court told petitioner, Vineet Sahai, that it has already passed orders on measures to stop the illegal inter-state transportation of cattle.

Slaughter of cows has been a contentious issue in India for long, with many Right-wing groups calling for a total ban on it. Across the country, a number of states have some or the other ban or restrictions on cow slaughter.

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