Supreme Court issued orders upholding a years old ban on the sale of beef in Jammu and Kashmir which had started challenges in the state, has been suspended by the for two months. The state assembly today saw dissents over the beef ban from Opposition benches. National Conference members called the ban as interference in religious matters.
A month ago the state High Court bench in Jammu charged the police to authorize an old law banning the butcher and sale of beef in the state. After a week, the high court’s Srinagar bench passed notification to the state on an appeal which urged for the cancellation of ban. Today the Supreme Court solicited the Chief Justice from the high court to set up a three- judge bench to experience the issue and discover an answer at the most earliest possible time. Indian Chief Justice stated, we have two clashing orders and it is required to be tackled by the Chief Justice of High Court by constituting a three judge bench.
The state government had moved to Supreme Court looking for clarity. The high court’s two clashing requests have grave repercussions for the lawfulness circumstance in Jammu and Kashmir as the orders are being abused and translated in a way to inflame peace in the state. As of now a progression of protests drove by the separatists were held in the state and they had expressed that the request can’t be authorized. The petitioner contended that the Supreme Court must intervene and get a clarity to the matter. The order requesting the police to authorize the beef ban that prompted furious protests in the state and constrained a three-day internet shutdown amid the Eid celebration.