Jammu, (PTI): After Maharashtra, it’s now Jammu and Kashmir where the sale of beef has been banned. According to media reports, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday imposed a ban on the sale of beef across the state following a PIL against cow slaughter.
The PIL against cow slaughter, which led to the ban, was filed by Advocate Parimoksh Seth.
In the PIL, Advocate Parimoksh Seth stated that slaughtering of bovine animals was an offense punishable under Section 298-A. Further, the possession of such slaughtered animal was an act punishable under Section 298-B of the RPC.
As the Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir failed to file an appropriate response to the PIL, a Division Bench of State High Court including Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Janak Raj Kotwal imposed a ban on the sale of beef in the valley.