New Delhi, October 12: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking direction to ban the slaughtering of animals by way of 'halal', which is largely practiced by the Muslim community.

A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, while declining the plea, said, "your petition is mischievous in character." Also Read | Sarat Kumar Kar Dies at 81, Former Odisha Assembly Speaker Had Tested COVID-19 Positive.

The bench, while hearing a petition filed by Akhand Bharat Morcha, said that these are issues that we cannot go into. Also Read | 2020 Apple iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max Launching Tomorrow; Expected Prices, Features and Specifications.

"Court cannot determine who can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Those who want to eat halal meat can eat halal meat. Those who want to eat Jhatka meat can eat Jhatka," the bench said. The top court was hearing a petition seeking directions to ban the slaughtering of an animal by way of 'Halal'.

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