The Gujarat Excessive Courtroom has requested petitioners in opposition to momentary closure of a slaughterhouse in Ahmedabad on account of a Jain pageant to not eat meat for some days, in keeping with stories.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Company, or AMC, had ordered town’s solely slaughterhouse to drag down its shutters between August 24 and 31, and September 4 and 9 on account of festivals.
The petitioner Kul Hind Jamiat-Al Quresh Motion Committee Gujarat, nevertheless, informed the excessive court docket that the AMC order “restrains” folks’s proper to meals, The Occasions of Indiareported.
Justice Sandeep Bhatt replied, “You possibly can restrain your self for one or two days from consuming meat…”
Danish Qureshi Razawala, who represented the committee, mentioned the matter was not about restraining oneself, however about basic rights.
“Now there’s just one slaughterhouse in Ahmedabad metropolis and it [closure] was carried out on the event of Paryushan, a Jain festivity. Applicable illustration was made earlier than the AMC commissioner on August 23,” the petitioner mentioned, in keeping with a report by The Indian Categorical.
After the listening to, Justice Bhatt adjourned the matter to September 2.
The Gujarat Excessive Courtroom in December final 12 months had requested the state authorities whether or not it had been making an attempt to take away non-vegetarian meals handcarts from the streets, after a petition alleged such a drive was occurring. The state authorities had denied the allegation.