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HC direction to Chennai Corpn on slaughter house

The Madras High Court has directed the ChennaiCorporation Commissioner to spell out its stand whether any place can be declared as a slaughter area under the Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act-1919, when under the Central Act on Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 there are rules framed known as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules 2001.
The First Bench Comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan gave the direction yesterday on a PIL filed by Radha Rajan seeking to direct the authorities to ensure that no camel slaughter takes place in Tamil Nadu.
The court asked the Food Safety and Standard authority ofIndia to file Counter affidavit within two weeks failing which the Joint Secretary of the department shall remain personally present in Court with records.
Stating that certain aspects which need to be addressed by the authorities of the Centre and the state such as whether slaughtering of camel is permitted, whether there are abattoirs in existence where slaughtering of camel can take place after completion of requisite formalities, the mode and manner of transportation of camels and posted the matter for further direction to August 18.

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