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AGARTALA, Oct 1 - The Tripura Government has decided to file a Special Leave Application (SLP) in the Supreme Court, seeking a review of the blanket ban on animal sacrifice in temples by the High Court of Tripura.

�We respect the verdict of the High Court, but the matter is very sensitive. Considering all aspects, the Government has decided to file an SLP before the apex court to review the matter,� Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath told media persons at the Civil Secretariat here on Monday evening.

He said a similar case of Himachal Pradesh had been pending with the Supreme Court. Nath said animal sacrifice was stopped in the State immediately, especially at the Tripureswari temple in Gomati district and the Chaturdash Devata temple in West Tripura, after the High Court verdict.

According to the minister, the Protection of Cruelty Act, 1960, does not apply when an animal is scarified for a religious purpose. �Our Government will make its stand clear on the SLP to be filed in the apex court soon,� he added.

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Tripura Govt to move SC

AGARTALA, Oct 1 - The Tripura Government has decided to file a Special Leave Application (SLP) in the Supreme Court, seeking a review of the blanket ban on animal sacrifice in temples by the High Court of Tripura.

�We respect the verdict of the High Court, but the matter is very sensitive. Considering all aspects, the Government has decided to file an SLP before the apex court to review the matter,� Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath told media persons at the Civil Secretariat here on Monday evening.

He said a similar case of Himachal Pradesh had been pending with the Supreme Court. Nath said animal sacrifice was stopped in the State immediately, especially at the Tripureswari temple in Gomati district and the Chaturdash Devata temple in West Tripura, after the High Court verdict.

According to the minister, the Protection of Cruelty Act, 1960, does not apply when an animal is scarified for a religious purpose. �Our Government will make its stand clear on the SLP to be filed in the apex court soon,� he added.

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