SC rejects PIL seeking total ban on cow slaughter across India
New Delhi, Jan 27: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition that sought a ban on cow slaughter in every state.
While rejecting the petition, the apex court said that it cannot order states to enact laws banning cow slaughter.
The petitioner had claimed that cattle smuggling takes place rampantly from the states where slaughter is banned in those states where it is permitted. Hence those states where cow slaughter is permitted to be directed to ban it, the petitioner stated.
The court was however of the view that it could not issue such a blanket directive. The court said that it has already passed orders on the measures to be taken to stop the illegal interstate transportation of cattle.