Meat Ban Row: HC Refuses to Quash Bombay HC Order

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New Delhi: Refusing to quash the Bombay High Court order lifting ban ban on sale of meat during Jain festival season Paryushan, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere in the row.

A bench of justifies TS Thakur and Kurian Joseph objected over the manner in which the ban was being enforced saying that it can’t be forced down people’s throats.

The bench said that the authority should be tolerant towards people opposing the ban. The bench was hearing a petition filed by a religious body challenging HC order on lifting the ban. The petitioner contended that non-violence is the cherished dream of our constitution and it also includes towards treatment to animals.

It contended that animals should also be treated with compassion and most of the countries believe in such philosophy. The bench then remarked “Why compassion only during festival and why not all the time”. The bench agreed that compassion towards animals is growing across the world but any ban on sale can’t be forced on people.

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