NC asks IIOJK authorities to revoke ban on bovine slaughter

Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday took strong exception to the blanket ban on bovine slaughter on Eid-ul-Azha, saying such order should be revoked.

NC Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar in a statement in Srinagar while expressing dismay over the order said that it was conceivable to flag that the measure was unjust and inexcusable. Having such strictures on cow slaughter are well understood because of it being an object of veneration for a particular community but having such strictures in place for other bovines and draught animals is completely unfair, he added.

Imran Nabi added that even the Indian Supreme Court has in one of its judgments stated that a complete ban on the slaughter of other bovine cattle and draught animals after they ceased to yield milk and stop working, cannot be supported as reasonable in the favour of public interest. The blanket ban, he further said, will give another vehicle of intimidation to various unscrupulous elements to bully and pose a threat to the lives of Muslims associated with the trade and transport of bovine animals, he added.