Government likely to roll back ban on sale of cattle for slaughter
New Delhi : The Centre is likely to roll back its decision on ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in animal market, a report quoted an official from the Ministry of Environment and Forests on Wednesday.
According to the report, a file on the matter has been sent to the Ministry of Law but the time taken on the decision process is not ascertained.
As per the report, two sets of letters were sent to the states by the Ministry, seeking feedback on the ban on the basis of which a new draft was to be framed. The letters had the copy of the notification attached to it. Noteworthy, the Ministry also held consultations with animal rights activists and traders on the issue.
Centre, in May, had imposed a ban on the sale cattle for slaughter with an aim at having a “regulatory regime” on cattle trade across the country.
In May-end, the Madras High Court granted an interim stay on the implementation of the rules and in July, the Supreme Court extended the stay to the entire country.
Post ban, several cases of harassment and assault by cow vigilantes were reported from several parts of the country.