Why no slaughter house in Gorakhpur? Allahabad HC asks state govt
ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday was not convinced with the argument of the state government that government has the power to impose reasonable restrictions for running slaughter houses and for that reason there is no slaughter house in the chief minister’s district Gorakhpur.
The Bench consisting of chief justice DB Bhosale and justice MK Gupta did not agree with the stand of the state government counsel who raised preliminary objections about the relief made in the writ petition.
The Bench said that it has the power to mold the relief if necessary in the interest of the public at large.
The Bench asked a question from the state as to whether government wants to ban eating of non vegetarian food in the state and if not then why there will be no slaughter house for slaughtering animals in several districts.
Additional Advocate General Manish Goel requested the bench to give a week's time to seek instructions from the state government to apprise the bench about the government's policy in respect of establishing slaughter houses.
The Bench granted him a week's time, fixing July 20 to hear this case.
The Bench passed this order on a writ petition filed by Dilshad Ahmed and several others of district Gorakhpur, who in their petition had alleged that there is no slaughter house in district Gorakhpur and the government is adamant for not providing slaughter house in the district.
Petitioner’s plea was that since there is not slaughter house in Gorakhpur therefore they can not get food of their choice.