SC to hear state government’s plea on beef ban on October 5

New Delhi: The supreme court today said it will hear J&K government’s petition regarding ban on beef in the state on October 5, reports said.

The government has moved the apex court with plea requesting it to ensure that there is uniformity and consistency in the judicial pronouncements and that there is no scope to exploit the present situation by disrupting communal harmony.

The government’s plea is based on argument that there is conflicting orders by Jammu bench and the Srinagar bench of the high Court over the issue of beef ban in the state.

While a division bench of Jammu wing of the court, hearing a PIL, order strict compliance of laws  banning sale of beef in the state, a double bench of high court’s Srinagar wing issued notice to government on a petition seeking its directions to strike down the Dogra-era law, banning slaughter of bovines and sale of beef in the state.