Delhi civic body has no plans to curb illegal slaughtering


New Delhi: Expressing its helplessness to prevent illegal slaughtering in residential areas, particularly in the vicinity of Sadar Bazaar’s old abattoir, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) told the Delhi High Court that it does not have any concrete policy on this matter.

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The MCD submission came in reply to a remark by a division bench headed by Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice Manmohan. The bench asked the MCD: “How do you propose to stop the menace? What is your plan of action? What is the solution?”

Not satisfied with the submission, the bench then directed concerned officials and the director of the veterinary department to be present before the court and posted the matter for Aug 19.

A group of petitioners has pointed out that illegal slaughtering was on in full swing at private places and residential areas.

In a bunch of public interest petitions, they have sought the removal of illegal tanneries and godowns for melting animal fats and drying animal bellies and intestines on government land in Motia Khan in the heart of the city.

“The Ghazipur abattoir is not sufficient. Actually, there is a huge gap between demand and supply. Why don’t you have modern slaughter house in Sadar Bazaar or somewhere else? That is the only solution. Otherwise nothing is going to help us. Illegal slaughtering will continue,” the bench said.