Camel slaughter: HC for suggestions from Chief Kazi

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the State government to include Chief Kazi in the committee that would suggest regulations over slaughtering of camels in the State.

Hearing a plea filed by Tamil Nadu Thouheed Jamath (TNTJ), which sought to quash a circular of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), the First Bench comprising Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice T.S. Sivagnanam said that the Chief Kazi of the State government Mufti Dr. Salahuddin Mohammed Ayub be made a member of the committee.

The plea filed by the TNTJ contended that while the Constitution had given religious freedom, a recent circular of the AWBI did not consider the exemption made under Section 12 of Tamil Nadu Animal Preservation Act, 1958.

The slaughter of any animal for religious, medicinal, research or teaching purpose or to relieve it of its suffering caused by injury was exempted.

The suggestion to include Chief Kazi of the State government in the committee was accepted by the Advocate General.

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