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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