Free Press Journal
  • Centre tells Supreme Court that ban on cattle trade for slaughter is to regulate market

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that its notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter was aimed at having a “regulatory regime” on cattle trade across the country. Later, a senior government law official said the Centre will not push states to enforce new rules that made it virtually impossible to buy cattle for slaughter, and will consider allowing separate meat markets so that exports

  • Who has more religious sentiment: The peacock or the cow? We find out!

    After Rajasthan High Court Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma recently recommended that cow should be declared the national animal and also shared his view on how our national bird peacock is a lifelong celibate. Concluding how both species are pious. Here’s a peek in to the religious significance of cow and peacock.

  • After the battle of cattle, is it the time for Bengal tiger to retire?

    With each passing day the ‘battle of cattle’ is taking bizarre turns. A day after Madras High Court announced a stay on the Centre’s ban on sale and purchase of cow at animal markets for slaughter for weeks, Rajasthan High Court recommends that cow should be made the national animal. Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma in a 145-page order while hearing a petition against Jaipur’s Hingoniya Gaushala stated that, “Keeping in mind Articles 48 and

  • The battle of cattle is a misinterpretation of Centre’s ban

    The Central Government’s rule regarding the nation-wide ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter at livestock markets was not welcomed with open arms. In response to the announcement several states -Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka – raised protests quoting two reason – individual’s right of food choices and impact on traders. Here cattle includes bulls, bullocks, cows, buffalo, steers, heifers, calves and camels.

  • Madras High Court stays Centre’s order on cattle for 4 weeks

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed for four weeks the Centre’s notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter, and sought its response to PILs which contended that the rules should have been approved by Parliament first.

  • As protests spread from Kerala to Bengal, Centre mulls tweaking its order on cattle ban

    New Delhi: After protests from several states, the Union environment ministry is examining changing the definition of cattle in its new rules to exclude buffaloes from a ban on sale for slaughter at animal markets, sources said. Chief ministers like West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee and Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan have called the Centre’s order an attack on state powers and said they would challenge it legally. Protests have spread from Kerala to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.