The centre has told the Supreme Court that it would not implement the new cattle rules for three months. The SC is hearing a petition that challenged the new rules in which the centre restricted the sale of cattle to ensure the upkeep of the animal. The SC extended the stay issued by the Madurai Bench to the entire country.
The centre said that it would not implement rules banning the sale of cattle for slaughter purposes in livestock markets for three months. The Centre pointed out that since the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had stayed the rules, it would not be implemented immediately.