Supreme Court to hear petitions challenging Bombay HC order on beef ban

A view of Supreme Court of India building in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear all the petitions challenging Bombay High Court order which upheld the beef ban imposed by the state government after the enactment of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, which bans slaughter of bulls, bullocks.

Earlier in January, the Bombay High Court upheld the beef ban imposed by the Maharashtra government.

The Act came into force over a year ago.

However, the court had stated that mere possession of the meat cannot invite criminal action while striking down the relevant sections of the act.


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