Our Correspondent / New Delhi
Supreme Court today suspended a NDA government order that had banned the trade of cattle for slaughter. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said the livelihoods of people cannot be subjected to uncertainties.
The Judgment could give relief to the beef and leather industries that employ millions of poor workers.
In the latest blow to the meat and leather sectors, mostly run by Muslims, government in May decreed that animal markets could only trade cattle for agricultural purposes, such as ploughing and dairy production.
Meawhile Central government told the Supreme Court today that it wanted to modify certain changes in the notification which the Apex Court recorded.
We are seized of the matter and considering various suggestions in the notification, says Centre. Madras HC’s stay on Centre’s notification on sale of cattle including cows for slaughter will continue and would cover entire country. Centre says the amendments to the notification on cattle sale would be re-notified after considering suggestions.