A set back to BJP-PDP Govt. in SC As it rejects J&K Appeal in beef row

 A Division Bench of Supreme Court of India presided by Justice Mr. H.L. Dattu, Chief Justice today rejected the SLP (Special Leave Petition) filed by J&K Govt. against two separate notices issued by Jammu Wing of J&K High Court dated 8.9.2015 and Srinagar Wing of same High Court dated 16.9.2015. The Jammu Wing of the J&K High Court had directed the police administration to ensure enforcement of the law as laid down in the Ranbir Penal Code (Indian Penal Code is not applicable in J&K) which prohibits slaughtering a cow or bovine animal in the state. The Srinagar Bench issued a notice to the J&K Govt. on another writ petition filed in Srinagar Wing of High Court challenging the validity of Section 298(A), (B), (C) & (D). The State of J&K instead of filing counter to the writ petitions (both PILs) chose to move an SLP before the Supreme Court of India on the ground that such notices have created law and order situation.
          The SLP was heard this morning by a Division Bench headed by the Chief Justice of India which refused to entertain the SLP filed by the Govt. of J&K. In the meantime, Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr.Advocate submitted before the court that the two orders were neither contradictory nor such notices had created any cause of action for the Supreme Court of India to intervene. He also welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of India to return the case back to the High Court of J&K with a direction that the Chief Justice of J&K shall constitute a 3-judge bench to hear both the writ petitions (PILs). The Chief Justice of India made it clear that the court was not staying the notices or orders issued by the two benches at Jammu and at Srinagar. Prof.Bhim Singh said that the Supreme Court clearly stated, “We are not staying the orders/notices.” The court said that the notice of the Jammu Bench is being kept in abeyance temporary till the new bench is constituted by the Chief Justice of J&K. The court also refused to interfere with the order of the Srinagar Wing of the High Court and observed that there is no reason to interfere with the powers/jurisdiction of the legislature.
          Prof.Bhim Singh said that the Supreme Court did not use words contradictory orders as were used in the SLP of the state. The Supreme Court did not interfere with the provisions of the Ranbir Penal Code either.
          Prof.Bhim Singh was assisted by Mr. B.S. Billowria, Ms. Ritu Puri and other advocates.