The courts can’t intervene with the meals behavior of other people, the Splendid Courtroom mentioned on Monday, rejecting a plea looking for ban at the Halal means hired by means of the Muslim neighborhood to slaughter animals for meat.
A bench headed by means of justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul wondered the bona fide of the petitioner, pointing out it was once a “mischievous” plea and can’t be entertained.
“Courts can’t decide who is usually a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Those that wish to devour Halal meat can devour Halal meat. Those that wish to devour Jhatka meat can devour Jhatka meat,” the bench, which additionally comprised justice Dinesh Maheshwari, mentioned.
The petition was once filed by means of an organisation, Akhand Bharat Morcha, difficult Segment 28 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Segment 28 supplies that killing of animals in a fashion required by means of the faith of any neighborhood is probably not an offence beneath the Act.
Quite a lot of types of animal slaughter reminiscent of Halal and Jhatka get the security afforded by means of Segment 28.
Halal, an Arabic phrase which interprets to “permissible” or “lawful,” indicates what is authorized beneath Islamic regulation. It’s in particular related to Islamic nutritional practices and means wherein meat is ready. Jhatka is the process extra not unusual for the Hindu and Sikh neighborhood.
The court docket identified to the petitioner that Segment 28 protects no longer simply Halal however Jhatka too.
The petitioner argued that killing by means of Halal reasons extra struggling to the animal than by means of Jhatka, and that such exemptions must no longer be allowed in a mundane nation.
The bench declined to entertain the plea.
“Your petition is mischievous in persona,” the highest court docket mentioned.