Mumbai: The BMC told the High Court on Thursday that it will stop till Monday, its online system for permissions for animal slaughter in the city this Bakri-Eid. The submission was made after a petition filed by a local trust brought to the Court’s notice that the civic body had been granting permission through an online system this year for slaughter of goats and sheep without any verification or application of mind.
To prove the point, the petitioner’s lawyer, advocate Sujay Kantawalla, produced copies of such permissions that some lawyers from the court had secured against fictitious names and addresses. One of the lawyers had posed as Neil Armstrong, and secured permission to slaughter five goats inside court room number 13 of Bombay HC, where the present petition is being heard by a bench of Justices AS Oka and RI Chagla. Kantawalla also informed the bench that lawyers had secured permission for slaughter of animals inside four more courtrooms.