PIL Seeking Modern Slaughter Houses in J&K

DB directs JMC to file updated status report

07/03/2019

JAMMU, MARCH 6: In a significant order a Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan in a much publicized PIL seeking closure of unregulated/unregistered /unlicensed slaughter houses/ meat shops in the State of J&K has directed Jammu Municipal Corporation to file a latest status report regarding the completion of the two slaughter houses in Jammu City before the next date of hearing in the matter.
The Division Bench after hearing Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed with Advocates Rahul Raina, Supriya Chouhan and Mohd. Zulkarnain Chowdhary appearing for the petitioner whereas Senior AAG S.S. Nanda appearing for the State Government, Advocate Sachin Gupta appearing for JMC the Division Bench took note of the submissions made by Advocate S.S. Ahmed that Jammu Municipal Corporation in the earlier status reports informed the Division Bench that both the slaughter houses in Jammu on modern lines would be completed by 31st March, 2019.
In the PIL filed by the NGO SAVE (Save Animals Value Environment) through its Chairperson Devinder Kour Madaan alias Rumpy Madaan, Advocate S.S. Ahmed informed the Division Bench that Director Urban Local Bodies Jammu has filed a status report wherein he has submitted that pursuant to the directions of the Division Bench the closure notices for 10 illegal/unlicensed slaughter houses in Jammu Province have been forwarded to the concerned Executive Officers of the Municipal Bodies for ensuring the closure of the illegal slaughter houses. The Division Bench directed the Registry to place the said status reports on record so that the same may be considered on the next date. JNF

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