SC refused to interfere with HC order on meat-ban

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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with the Bombay High Court which had stayed the order of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on meat-ban during the Jain festival of Paryurshan.

An apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Kurian Joseph, while refusing to entertain the plea by a trust, said that there should be a spirit of “tolerance and accommodation.”

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The court allowed the petitioner Shree Tapagachiya Atma Kamal Labhdisuriswarji Gyanmandir Trust to go to the high court to raise all the contentions and plea for an early hearing.

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The trust had challenged 14th September, 2015, interim order of Bombay High Court.

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earlier this month, while responding to a petition filed Mumbai mutton traders, the Bombay HC had called the ban regressive. It had asked, “All these years you only banned slaughter not sale. How can you take this decision at the 11th hour? When you are talking of Ahimsa, how come fish, sea food and eggs are not banned?”

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Both Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had launched scathing attack on the Jain community for demanding a ban on the sale of meat during their festival.

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