Supreme Court Orders To Stop Gadhimai Sacrifice

An order has been issued by the Supreme Court to put a stop to the cruel act of sacrificing animals during the Gadhimai festival.

In this photograph taken on November 28, 2014, a butcher gets ready to kill a buffalo during a mass slaughter of the animals for the Gadhimai festival inside a walled enclosure in the village of Bariyapur. Photo: AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT/FILES

As informed by Court’s Co-Spokesperson Bishworaj Paudel, the government was directed by a division bench of justices Ishwori Prasad Khatiwada and Anil Kumar Sinha on Thursday (August 4, 2016) to form a special committee and take appropriate measures to stop the inhumane act of slaughtering animals.

Upon their decision to alleviate the animal sacrifice, the justices said that people need to be made aware that slaughtering animal is not a good deed and that the government should create such an environment that people make the code of conduct themselves and abide by it.

On November 20, 2014, advocate Arjun Kumar Aryal had filed a writ petition demanding the slaughter be stopped and naming the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers along with the Gadhimai Temple Management Committee as the defendants.

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