Gauhati High Court stays Nagaland govt's ban on dog meat order
Dog markets and also the sale of dog meat -- both cooked and uncooked -- had been bannedFile image

Gauhati High Court stays Nagaland govt's ban on dog meat order

The Kohima Bench of the HC suspended the ban after the state government failed to file a response in the stipulated time frame

Guwahati: Gauhati High Court's Kohima Bench on Wednesday stayed Nagaland government's order imposing a blanket ban on dog meat sale and consumption.

Hearing a petition by licensed dog meat traders, the bench headed by Justice S Hukato Swu temporarily suspended the ban after the state government failed to file a reply, said reports.

Following a social media uproar, demanding to ban the sale of dogs for meat in Nagaland, the state cabinet through a meeting on July 3 had decided to impose a ban the commercial import and trading of dogs, dog markets and the sale of dog meat--both cooked and uncooked.

The order came into effect from the next day, July 4.

Dog markets and also the sale of dog meat -- both cooked and uncooked -- had been banned
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The state cabinet's move came after photos of dogs tied in sacks with their mouths tied rope circulated online. Politician and animal rights activist Maneka Sanjay Gandhi called for a protest which sought 50,000 emails to the chief secretary in three days -- to stop dog bazaars, dog restaurants and dog smuggling into the state.

The news was first announced by Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy who tweeted “The State Government has decided to ban commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets and also the sale of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked. Appreciate the wise decision taken by the State’s Cabinet.”: Gauhati High Court's Kohima Bench on Wednesday stayed Nagaland government's order imposing a blanket ban on dog meat sale and consumption.

On hearing a petition by licensed dog meat traders, the bench headed by Justice S Hukato Swu temporarily suspended the ban after the state government failed to file a reply.

Following a social media uproar, demanding to ban the sale of dogs for meat in Nagaland, the state cabinet, through a meeting on July 3 decided to impose a ban the commercial import and trading of dogs, dog markets and the sale of dog meat--both cooked and uncooked.

The order came into effect from the next day, July 4.

The state cabinet's move came after photos of dogs tied in sacks with their mouths tied rope circulated online. Politician and animal rights activist Maneka Sanjay Gandhi called for a protest which sought 50,000 emails to the chief secretary in three days -- to stop dog bazaars, dog restaurants and dog smuggling into the state.

The news was first announced by Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy who tweeted, “The State Government has decided to ban commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets and also the sale of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked. Appreciate the wise decision taken by the State’s Cabinet.”

Dog markets and also the sale of dog meat -- both cooked and uncooked -- had been banned
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