Gujarat Govt Stated That Draft Law Regarding Stray Cattle Ready in State HC

| Updated: February 22, 2022 12:26 am

A non-disclosure petition has been filed in the Gujarat High Court alleging that stray cattle are not being properly maintained by their owners in Ahmedabad. The state government has put this important matter before the High Court.

Gujarat government has made an important statement before the High Court that stated that there is an urgent need for a law on nuisance created by stray cattle. The draft act has been prepared and presented before the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court, Aravind Kumar. 

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A non-disclosure petition has been filed in the Gujarat High Court regarding the nuisance by cattle and maintenance of cattle. Advocate Nilay Patel filed an application as a party in person due to the problems caused by stray cattle as well as their maintenance and consuming unhealthy and sometimes non-food items left in public. Studies have also found that consuming such food can not only be harmful to animals but also to humans through its milk and milk products.

According to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 some animal owners do not provide food, water and shelter for the cows as per the act. In addition, animal owners often leave it to graze in the city and eat unhealthy food and plastic. It also leads to frequent accidents. 

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The Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the Central Government, the State Government, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and AUDA in this regard. In addition, the petition is attached to a contempt petition pending before a bench of the Chief Justice. So that both these petitions will be heard simultaneously.

The Gujarat High Court on behalf of the state government has said during the hearing that the government will bring a law to remove the nuisance of stray cattle. In the coming days, the state government is bringing in a special law to curb the harassment of stray cattle. Shortly after its review, it will be passed.

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