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Karnataka High Court Asks State About Steps Taken To Prevent Illegal Slaughtering Of Animals

Mustafa Plumber
28 Jun 2022 6:14 AM GMT
Karnataka High Court Asks State About Steps Taken To Prevent Illegal Slaughtering Of Animals
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The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state government and other respondents, seeking their response about the steps taken pursuant to its order dated December 1, 2021 for prevention of illegal slaughtering of animals in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum issued notice to the respondents on a petition filed...

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state government and other respondents, seeking their response about the steps taken pursuant to its order dated December 1, 2021 for prevention of illegal slaughtering of animals in the state.

A division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum issued notice to the respondents on a petition filed by Gau Gyan Foundation and asked them to file a status report.

The court vide its order dated December 1, 2021 had said, "The answering respondents are directed to ensure no such illegal slaughtering animals is carried out in any district of the state and immediate remedial measures shall be taken to ensure that no such illegal activities take place."

It had added that officers concerned shall be held responsible in case such illegal slaughtering of animals is found by the authorities, stringent action shall be taken including criminal action, against persons involved in illegal slaughtering of animals.

Advocate Rudrappa P for the petitioner submitted that even after passing the above order, no action is taken by respondents and several FIRs have been lodged. Following which the bench said, "The petitioner shall implead the licensing authority of the local body who has issued the licence for slaughtering and transportation of animals."

It added,

"The court vide order dated December 1, 2021, had issued various directions to state and concerning authority to ensure that such illegal slaughtering of animals is not carried and illegal transportation of animals shall be stopped. However, no effective steps have been taken by respondents due to which these illegal activities are continuing in the state, particularly in Mandya, Hassan, Tumkuru and Bengaluru districts. AGA may seek instruction and file status report about steps taken pursuant to the above court directions."

The matter will be next heard after two weeks.

Case Title: GAU GYAN FOUNDATION v THE STATE OF KARNATAKA

Case No: WP 5624/2022

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