India's ruling party banned the sale of all cattle for slaughter on 25 May © SIPA USA/PA Images
India's ruling party banned the sale of all cattle for slaughter on 25 May © SIPA USA/PA Images

Cattle ban challenge reaches Indian Supreme Court

14 June 2017

India’s Supreme Court is set to hear a petition challenging the government’s ban on the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter—a move that has triggered protest from meat and leather traders.

The petition against the ban was filed to a bench of Justices at a hearing last week. Abdul Fahim Qureshi, a Hyderbad-based lawyer, told the court that the order was discriminatory and unconstitutional as it prevented cattle traders from earning their livelihood.

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