Delhi HC refuses to stay animal slaughter during Ramzan
10.8.2012 (UNI) The Delhi High Court has refused to pass any order on a public interest litigation(PIL) seeking ban on animal slaughter inside residential premises in the capital saying it could hurt religious sensitivities during the ongoing Ramzan month for the time being.
A bench comprising Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw yesterday asked the petitioner NGO citizens for the welfare and protection of animals to come back after a month as an issue which seems to be religion specific coming up at such a juncture would not be appropriate.
The PIL filed by lawyer and animal right's activist Raj Panjwani through the NGO alleged that the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has overlooked the Animal Protection Act and allowed animal slaughter in homes.
Animal slaughter is allowed only at specific areas designated by the authorities, the PIL alleged and urged the court to pass suitable directions to MCD to stop the illegal rampant animal slaughter of animals in residential areas. UNI