The Supreme Court issued notice to the Maharashtra government on Wednesday on a plea challenging a Bombay High Court order allowing consumption of beef brought from states that allow cow slaughter.
A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and D.Y. Chandrachud issued notice on the petition filed by Akhil Bharat Krishi Gau Sewa Sangh after counsel Manish Singhvi argued that part of the high court verdict which allowed bringing Maharashtra bovine meat from the states where their slaughtering is lawful.
Another group of 30 individuals also moved the apex court challenging that part of the verdict which upheld the Maharashtra Animals Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2015.
The group has challenged the ban, asserting its right to choose its food.
The high court verdict had come on May 6.