Saturday, February 27, 2021
Home News Reports Supreme Court rejects plea against Halal method of butchering, calls it 'mischievous'

Supreme Court rejects plea against Halal method of butchering, calls it ‘mischievous’

A bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul raised concerns over the plea and called is mischievous. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari said in the next plea, the petitioner may ask to ban meat. Courts cannot determine if a person should become vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

The Supreme Court of India has rejected a plea filed by an organization named Akhand Bharat Morcha, challenging the practice of the ‘Halal’ method of animal slaughter for food. Citing multiple sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the applicant said the ‘Halal’ method is painful for the animals.

The applicant said under section 3 of the PCA Act, every person must take reasonable measures to ensure the well-being of the animal(s) under his/her care. The plea further added that under section 11(1)(l), it is a punishable offense to mutilate or kill any animal, including stray dogs, using any other unnecessarily cruel manner. Under section 28, the killing of an animal in any manner in pursuance of the religion of any community or for any religious rites is exempted.

The counsel said that even if someone is a vegetarian, there should not be any animal cruelty. The theory of necessity was reiterated in the Jallikattu case, where it was said that the killing of an animal for food is allowed. Still, the method of killing the animal should be as humane as possible. The petitioner said, “The technique of ‘halal’ is to performed by a skilled person belonging to a particular community (Muslim). It needs the animal to be alive till the last drop of blood gushes out…this is much more painful than ‘jhatka’ which involves a strike to the backbone so tha animal is stunned and dead.”

Court called it a mischievous plea

A bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul raised concerns over the plea and called is mischievous. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari said in the next plea, the petitioner may ask to ban meat. Courts cannot determine if a person should become vegetarian or non-vegetarian. There are two methods of butchering, Halal, and Jhatka. It is up to the person which one is to be preferred over the other. The court rejected the plea.

The imposition of Halal in India

There have been several cases where Halal has been imposed on the meat-eaters irrespective of their religious preferences. The practice of Halal is in itself discriminatory. As per Islamic law, only a Muslim can perform Halal slaughter, which means any arbitrator who wants to sell Halal cut has to employ a Muslim. In a way, the Halal slaughter method takes away the jobs of Hindu and Sikh butchers belonging to Khatik and similar communities.

Several restaurants, eateries, food chains, etc. use Halal meat without informing the customers about it. Some time back, McDonald’s received criticism and a legal notice from Indian customers for selling Halal only meat in India. It has to be noted that the company does not provide Halal meat in its restaurants in several western countries. Supply chains like Big Basket have to include Jhatka meat after facing criticism for selling only Halal meat.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Encryption vs Compliance: The new IT Act guidelines put messaging services like WhatsApp in a tight situation

To comply with the new IT Act guidelines, services like WhatsApp will have to break its famous end-to-end encryption

Is Yogendra Yadav now an anti-election activist?

“We should have an outcome very soon, we do not have a mandate.” These were the words of Yogendra Yadav after Bihar elections

Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh advances to the second position on the GSDP list ahead of Tamil Nadu, was fifth only a year ago

Amidst economic gloom induced by the pandemic, Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath has recorded impressive GSDP figures

A 2 minute video with 16 cuts: Pakistan releases new doctored video of Wing Commander Abhinandan days after committing to peace at LoC

Pakistan has released a new video of Wing Commander Abhinandan who had fallen into the hands of the Pakistani Army.

Attorney General declines his consent to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale to initiate contempt of court proceedings against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Attorney General told Saket Gokhale that ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi had made the comments on judiciary for the good of the institution

Father of Richa Bharti, the girl who had refused to distribute Quran to secure bail, shot dead in native Bihar village: Read details

The father of the daring Bihar girl Richa Bharti has been shot down by assailants in her native village of Nalanda district in Bihar.

Recently Popular

Did Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan elope with her Hindu servant? Here is the truth

The image that is being used to claim that Iran Khan has 'eloped with her Hindu servant' was originally shared by Nupur Shikare, her fitness trainer. The two were posing on the occasion of Diwali.

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

Father of Richa Bharti, the girl who had refused to distribute Quran to secure bail, shot dead in native Bihar village: Read details

The father of the daring Bihar girl Richa Bharti has been shot down by assailants in her native village of Nalanda district in Bihar.

‘His opinion less than objective and reliable, his conduct questionable’, says UK court about justice Markandey Katju in Nirav Modi extradition order

The UK Court rejected Justice Katju's argument that Nirav Modi will not get fair trial in India, and exposed his hypocrisy

I worry about Yogendra Yadav’s mental health and his The Print article on the 2021 Bengal elections proves I am not wrong

As BJP rises in Bengal, a panic attack was detailed in The Print, written by our very own Icchadhari protestor, Yogendra Yadav.

‘Hindi filmmakers repeatedly insult Hindu Gods and Goddesses’: Remarks Allahabad HC rejecting bail of Amazon Prime’s Aparna Purohit in Tandav case

Aparna Purohit is accused of hurting religious sentiments through scenes mocking Hindu gods in the web series 'Tandav' on Amazon Prime
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

253,124FansLike
520,683FollowersFollow
23,800SubscribersSubscribe