Supreme Court: The Court issued notice to the Central Government over the Notification issued by it banning the sale of cattle in the animal markets for slaughter. The matter will next be heard on 11.07.2017.
The Court was hearing the petition filed by a Hyderabad based NGO that contended that the Notification was discriminatory and unconstitutional as it deprived the cattle traders of their right to livelihood and freedom of conscience and religion. The Centre, however, claimed that intention behind the notification was to have a regulatory regime on cattle trade across the country. Earlier, the Madras High Court had imposed stay upon the Notification.