Former Congress chief of the Tripura unit Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman took to Twitter on September 29th, 2019 to announce that he would move the Supreme Court to challenge the Tripura high court’s ban on animal sacrifices in temples.
The scion of the Manikya dynasty, Pradyot tweeted, “Moving the SC to challenge the order of the Tripura High Court on the ban of Animal Sacrifice in our temples. While I believe that opulence and mass slaughter of animals in temples is not required, the HC cannot interfere in customs, culture and have gone beyond their jurisdiction.”
He has resigned from Congress party’s membership following differences with the party’s high command on September 24th, 2019.
The Tripura High Court on September 27th, 2019 ordered a ban on the tradition of animal sacrifice in temples. The High Court’s Division Bench gave the verdict in response to a Public Interest Litigation filed by Subhash Bhattacharjee, a retired judge.
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