On the eve of Bakr Eid, two benches of the Bombay Excessive Court docket directed authorities in several Municipal Firms in Maharashtra to make sure animals are sacrificed solely in licensed slaughterhouses or abattoirs.
In reality, Chief Justice Dipankar Datta’s bench directed native authorities to take motion towards these illegally slaughtering animals whereas staying Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Commissioner’s order permitting 38 momentary slaughterhouses to function within the company, simply exterior Mumbai metropolis.
Within the second order, the Division bench led by Justice SS Shinde directed the Thane Police Commissioner to examine and guarantee no animals are illegally marketed or slaughtered inside the jurisdiction of Mumbra Police station, Thane.
“We make it abundantly clear that no slaughters shall be allowed besides in recognised slaughterhouses. And any violation of the statutory guidelines and the selections of the competent courts of regulation, if observed, acceptable motion shall be taken,”the CJ mentioned whereas dictating the order.
The courtroom noticed that momentary slaughterhouses are usually not recognised/ licenced slaughterhouses.Due to this fact, the association sought to be made by the Commissioner is within the tooth of not Rule 3(1) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter Home) Guidelines, 2001, and in addition towards the Supreme Court docket’s determination in 2013 in Lakshmi Narayan Moti vs UOI.
The courtroom additional famous that the Commissioner handed the order regardless of opposition from the Assistant Commissioner and with out permission from the State Authorities because the pandemic is on the wane.
The PIL was filed by JiveMaitriTrust, stating that the Animal Husbandry division refused to offer veterinarians for these momentary slaughterhouses. They alleged that flesh generated from unlawful abattoirs or momentary slaughterhouses are harmful for human consumptionas they do not have veterinarians to hold out an antemortem and autopsy.
The second petition by Gau Gyan Basis earlier than Justice Shinde’s bench alleged that they’d lodged complaints with Mumbra Police station alleging unlawful livestock advertising and marketing and unlawful slaughtering on the following Bakr Eid. Nevertheless, no motion has been taken by the involved police.
The courtroom issued discover to the respondents and granted ad-interim with its instructions to the Police Commissioner.
Earlier within the day, the Chief Justice’s bench refused to interfere with the BMC’s round limiting to 300, the variety of water buffaloes to be sacrificed on the designated Deonar abattoir throughout three days of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakriid, from July 21 to July 23.
“We’re of the view that the slaughtering of animals must be in conformity with the licences issued by the competent authorities, at specified designated locations and at specified hours,”th bench mentioned.
[JIV MAITRI TRUST vs STATE OF MAHARASHTRA & ORS]
[Gau Gyan Foundation vs State of Maharashtra]