Staying the order of the High Court of Tripura, the Supreme Court has banned animal sacrifice in all temples of Tripura. The stay order was passed by the Supreme Court on Friday.
The SC judge Justice Rohinton Nariman also asked Biplab Kumar Deb-led government to follow guidelines to prevent cruelty against animals. According to Advocate General Arun Kanti Bhowmik, the apex court stayed the ban and permitted the continuation of animal sacrifice with certain conditions.
Earlier, the Tripura High Court had banned animal sacrifice in all temples and especially under the sponsorship of the Government. The HC order triggered a major controversy, and the State Government stated that it would move the apex court.