Cow slaughter in ‘Bakri-Eid’ banned by Calcutta High Court

Posted on November 14, 2010


Cow slaughter is banned in most states in India except West Bengal, Kerala and the North East. A look at the recent history of conflicts from the states and who stands where.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday welcomed a judgement by the Calcutta High Court banning the slaughter of cows for religious purposes.

The weighty judgement comes days ahead of Eid Al-Adhha (Feast of
Sacrifice) also known as ‘Bakri-Eid’ being observed by Muslims across India by sacrificing goats and even cows in some places.

The division bench of Chief Justice J N Patel and Justice Asim Ray of the Calcutta High Court on Friday 12th November 2010 declared the practice of
sacrificing cow and its progeny for religious purpose as ‘unlawful’,
the RSS statement said.

The Hindu volunteer organisation added that it expected the judgment to have “far reaching ramifications in the minority-centric domestic politics of West Bengal”.

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