June 7, Wednesday : The Kerala High Court on Wednesday has refused to stay the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 (Rules) that prohibit the sale of cattle for slaughter in the markets.
The bench has now decided to hear petition on June 28.
Several petitions were filed against the centre’s new regulation on cattle trade in the Kerala High court including one by Congress legislator Hibi Eden pointing that cattle trade and slaughter comes under the state list.
Not only this, The Kerala government counsel also agreed with certain points of petitioners. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also wrote a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to withdraw the ban.
The Centre’s rule invited flak across the country especially in north eastern and southern states.