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Ban on camel slaughter to stay in TN

PTI Chennai | Updated on January 16, 2018

The Madras High Court today declined to lift its earlier order banning camel slaughter in Tamil Nadu and directed the government to ensure that its orders were not violated.

Dismissing a fresh plea seeking for a direction to authorities to create facilities in the state for slaughtering camel, the first bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan also made it clear that jurisdictional police officers would be held responsible if camels were brought to their areas and slaughtered.

The bench also dismissed the argument that camel slaughter came under essential religious practices. The court gave the order after hearing petitions for and against slaughtering of camels.

Published on September 09, 2016

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