Slaughtering of Bovine Animals, Sale of Beef to Continue as usual: Mehbooba mufti

Breaking the ruling party‚Äôs silence over the ban on beef, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said the decision of the division bench of the high court is just a routine matter and won’t affect at all the slaughtering of bovine animals and sale of beef in Jammu & Kashmir State.On the side lines of a party function at Bandipora, Mehbooba said that ban on beef has only imposed in Jammu and Kashmir but it is in force in other 3 states of the country but wherever the ban was imposed, authorities were forced to revoke it and allow the practice of slaughtering of bovine animals and sale of beef as usual.Stating that the ban on beef and slaughtering of bovine animals is in force since 1947 as the act is prohibited under section 298 A&B of the Jammu and Kashmir constitution, Mehbooba Mufti said that even the largest political parties who had two 3rd majority in the assembly never bothered to scrape the law banning sale of beef in the state. The PDP president said the government has not used any force to implement the ban and there won’t be any major change in the government policy Vis-a-vis slaughtering of bovine animals and sale of Beef.