Kolkata: The West Bengal High Court directed Mamta Banarjee, government to insure that there was no slaughter of animals in any open public place.
The High Court also directed the state authorities to do needful exercise to ensure that the provisions of West Bengal Animal Slaughter Control Act 1950 were implemented prior to the observance of the festival of Id-Uz-Zoha next year.
Chief Justice of West Bengal High Court J Bhattacharya expressed surprise that the state did not have the machinery to implement the provisions of an act which was 68 years old.
One could have definitely expected that by this time the state would have its machinery in place to implement the provisions of the said act of 1950, which is a creature of the legislature itself,” the bench, also comprising Justice A Banerjee, said.
The court directed that the state government must mention in its notice that slaughter of animals, including cows and buffalos, in any open public place was strictly prohibited.