Bombay HC restricts animal slaughter in housing societies and apartments

Accordingly, around 8,000 permits for slaughtering with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be dismissed

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On August 12, the Muslim community will celebrate Bakri Eid across the country and accordingly, a goat is slaughtered as a tradition of the festival. However, the community will have to make some amends to the tradition as Bombay High Court has banned the slaughter of the goats in housing societies and apartments. 

The move comes after the High Court stated that public health is the priority for them. The HC made this observation while reserving its orders in petitions seeking prohibition on slaughtering of animals outside abattoirs during the forthcoming festival.

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Accordingly, around 8,000 permits for slaughtering with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will be dismissed. As per the new policy, that has been enforced from August 1, the civic body had decided to grant ‘no objection certificates’ for slaughtering animals in their housing societies or flats or community halls.

But NGOs along with senior counsellor Rajni Iyer opposed the decision after stating that the temporary no-objection to slaughter animals in public places is in violation of the Food Safety and Standards Act.

Meanwhile, the court has strictly prohibited any slaughter within one km area of any housing society. 

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