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Plea seeking law prohibiting cow slaughter dismissed

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking a law to prohibit cow slaughter and sale of beef and its products across the national capital region (NCR).

A division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath dismissed the plea saying the petition is “misconceived” and the Delhi government has informed that it already has an act called Delhi Agriculture Cattle Preservation Act, 1994, to prevent such acts.

The public interest litigation was filed by self-proclaimed monk Swami Satyananda Chakradhari.

“Delhi government already has Delhi Agriculture Cattle Preservation Act. There is prohibition of slaughter of agricultural cattle,” the Delhi government’s advocate said asking the court to dismiss the plea. 
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