Indian laws regarding religion or dietary habits are not imposed in Nagaland. The special status of that state guarantees the preservation of social customs. People here have been consuming dog meat for generations as well.
The Nagaland government was hit in the High Court. The High Court dismissed the government’s decision regarding dog meat.. The Guwahati High Court gave a green signal to the sale of dog meat. Exports and sales of dog meat Nagaland Govt Guwahati High Court overturned the decision. The Nagaland Cabinet has taken a decision banning import of dogs for commercial purposes, trade in them, commercial basis in restaurants and sale of their meat. The High Court held that the Chief Secretary was not the appropriate person to issue the prohibition order. The ban was suspended by a single bench in November 2020. A bench headed by Justice Marli Vankun of the Kohima bench of the High Court ruled on the same case. Cabinet overturns decision on sale of dog meat The petition was filed by the licensed traders dealing in dogs under the Kohima Municipal Council. Challenged the decision of the state government.
He appealed to the High Court that the State Government had issued a notification misapplying the Food Safety Act. Recalling that the petitioners were earning income from the dog trade, orders were passed in their favor.
Indian laws regarding religion or dietary habits are not imposed in Nagaland. The special status of that state guarantees the preservation of social customs. People here have been consuming dog meat for generations as well. Nagaland’s apex social organization Naga Hoho president Chuba Oju has responded on the same issue. Chubaozuku said that we can’t stop eating now just because someone thinks we shouldn’t. Many Naga tribes in neighboring states of Nagaland and some communities in Mizoram eat dog meat as a delicacy.
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