Bombay HC Rejects Plea for Interim Lifting of Beef Ban

The Bombay High Court on Monday rejected a bail plea that sought an interim lifting of a beef ban.

Published: 21st September 2015 05:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2015 05:04 PM   |  A+A-


In this April 2, 2015 photo, a devout Hindu Rajeev Sharma feeds cows at a shelter for cows in New Delhi, India. Cows have traditionally been revered in India as Hindus consider the animal sacred. As a resurgent Hindu majority pushes for a nationwide ban o


MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Monday rejected a bail plea that sought an interim lifting of a beef ban.

Two petitions have been filed before the court seeking an exemption from the ban on slaughter and sale of the meat of bulls/male calves from September 25 to 28 on the occasion of Eid festival.

One of the two petitions filed sought a direction to the state government to temporarily suspend provisions banning and penalising the slaughter of bulls/male calves and possession of their meat in amended Maharashtra Preservation of Animals Act.

The other petition also challenges the Act and seeks a similar relief.

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