- PIL filed in Supreme Court seeking a ban on “halal” way of slaughtering animals
- The PIL was on behalf of Vishwa Jain Sangathan which is an NGO
On Thursday, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) called Visgwa Jain Sangathan filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court of India seeking a ban on slaughtering of animals by the way of “halal” across all Union Territories and States of the country.
The petition was filed by the lawyer of Vishwa Jain Sangathan, Ravi Prakash Gupta. The petitioner seeks a direct from the Honourable Supreme Court of India to grant interim ex-parte stay on the 20th March’s circular which was issued by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying for violating of Articles 14, 21 and 51-A (g) of the Constitution.
The petition stats that the way of “halal” was made by where the animals such as chicken and goats amongs many others bleed to death including skinning of the animal before it dies. It also seeks ban on slaughtering, trading, consumption of chicken or fishes without being certified.
The PIL was filed before the SC in the context of the ongoing Coronavirs pandemic by the NGO Vishwa jain Sangathan and seeks that the top court will give appropriate direction on the matter.
The petitioner further added that due to the violent eating habits of many people – who consume both domestic and wild animals – for mere “change of taste” despite having the availability of sufficient agri-based food items are jeprodising the entire humanity which was ceated by nature after lakhs of years of experiments via natural selection.
Advocate Gupta, in the PIL said, the barbaric and evil habit for the “change of taste” of some people directly impacts the very root of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution which gurantees full protection of “right of life” along with the Directive Principles of State of Policy.