In­dia jus­tices stay cow-slaugh­ter ban

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL - — COMPILED BY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF FROM WIRE REPORTS

NEW DELHI — In­dia’s top court on Tues­day stayed for three months a ban in­tro­duced by the Hindu na­tion­al­ist gov­ern­ment on the sale of cows and buf­faloes for slaugh­ter.

The Supreme Court ap­proved a lower-court rul­ing that said peo­ple have a ba­sic right to choose their food.

The court is ex­pected to give a fi­nal rul­ing af­ter the fed­eral gov­ern­ment re­con­sid­ers the is­sue in view of wide­spread crit­i­cism of its de­ci­sion an­nounced in May.

The gov­ern­ment in­formed Chief Jus­tice of In­dia J.S. Khe­har and Jus­tice D.Y. Chan­drachud on Tues­day that it was re-ex­am­in­ing the ban and would make the nec­es­sary changes by the end of Au­gust, the Press Trust of In­dia news agency re­ported.

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