A division bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday (6 August) banned the slaughter of sheep and goats inside flats and houses during the upcoming festivities of Eid, reports The Times of India.
The HC bench, comprising Justices Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel, restrained the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) from giving permissions for slaughter insides flats and houses.
The bench said, "In our view, the requirements of public safety, hygiene and sanitation makes it impossible to accept any policy that permits slaughtering inside individual flats,"
"In a city that is as densely crowded and congested as Mumbai and where typical residential apartments are small, we do no not believe it is possible to make effective arrangements for humans, hygienic and safe methods of sacrificial slaughter within a residential flat," said the judges.
"We restrain all slaughtering within residential flats or accommodations," added the Judges.
However, the HC allowed the corporation to give permission for slaughtering in housing society with a condition that approval should not be granted if the society falls within one kilometre walking distance from a community space for slaughtering, including a religious slaughtering place.
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