Uttarakhand High Court bans slaughter of animals in open on Eid-ul-Juha, ban also applies to animal sacrifice inside Hindu temples

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The Bench also directed that the blood and offal after slaughter should not flow into open drains and nullahs  

The Hush Post: The Uttarakhand High Court has imposed a ban on slaughter of animals in the open or at public place on the occasion of Eid-ul-Juha. The High Court has directed the authorities to ensure that the slaughter of goats, sheep, buffaloes etc. is done only at designated/licensed slaughterhouses. The Court also imposed a ban on animal sacrifice inside Hindu temples, making it clear that the order applied to one and all irrespective of religion.

The division Bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Manoj Tiwari had taken ‘suo motu’ cognisance of large-scale slaughter of goats and other animals as part of Eid-ul-Juha celebrations.  The Bench also directed that the blood and offal after slaughter should not flow into open drains and nullahs.

“It is directed that on the day of Eid-ul-Juha (Bakr- Eid) no animals including goat/sheep/buffalo shall be sacrificed in an open space, on any public street or any thoroughfare in front of any place of worship,” the high court said in its order.

The court also made it clear that no cow or cow’s progeny or any camel shall be slaughtered on Eid-ul-Juha, as per the law.

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