The police say they are just following the High Court’s order in a case related to the public slaughter of camels in Chennai

Cops stop Bakrid camel slaughter in MaduraiImage for representation
news Friday, September 25, 2015 - 09:27

When Muslims all around the country were getting ready to celebrate Bakrid on Thursday, in Muslim dominated Nelpattai in Madurai, cops played the spoiler and prevented the slaughter of camels in public places.

The slaughtering of a camel belonging to Y Adham Bava (40) was prevented by the cops, according to locals.

Bava who had bought the camel from Rajasthan in the previous years, was shocked by the police reaction and said, “The swiftness shown by cops in stopping the slaughter bemused us and made us doubt whether they were facing pressure from any outfit,” as stated in The New Indian Express.

According to the police, they are just following the High Court’s order in a case related to the public slaughter of camels in Chennai.  The Madras High Court had ruled against slaughtering of camels in public places and said it could only be done in proper slaughter houses.

“When we demanded them to show appropriate orders, they did not,” Mujibir Hussain, Social Democratic Party Of India's (SDPI), Madurai district President told The New Indian Express.

The High Court has formed a committee to look at the issue of camel slaughter in August. But, they refused to issue fresh orders in a similar case on Wednesday.

 â€śThere is a procedure which needs to be followed. Even the recent court judgment says it should be done in slaughterhouses,”  Shailesh Kumar Yadav, Commissioner of Police told Times of India.

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