The High Court in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) has imposed ban on sale of beef (cow meat) in the valley.
According to media reports, the court outlawed the sale of beef on the petition filed by Advocate Parimoksh Seth. He had, in the plea, contended that sale of cow meat hurts the religious sentiments of people.
He says, slaughtering cow was punishable offence under Indian Panel Code, adding that possessing beef of the slaughtered animals is also a crime.
The division bench of the IoK High court, comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Janak Raj Kotwal put ban on the sale of beef after the Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir hadn’t filed an appropriate response regarding the smuggling and slaughtering of bovine animals and the sale of the meat.
The court also directed the director general of police (DGP) to ensure strict compliance of the order on beef by issuing appropriate directions to all the senior superintendents (SSPs) and station house officers (SHOs) in the valley.