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HC Questions Legality of Govt Decision to Import Beef

18 December 2019

BANGLADESH - The High Court today questioned the legality of the government's decision to import cattle meat from abroad in spite of its surplus production in the country.

The court issued a rule asking the government to explain in four weeks why the decision should not be declared illegal.

In the same rule, it asked the respondents to show cause why they should not be directed to ensure the standard and quality of the production of cattle meat and food in the country.

Secretaries to the ministries of commerce, fisheries and livestock and religious affairs, director generals of Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) and department of livestock have been made respondents to the rule.

The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the rule following a writ petition filed by Mosabbir Hossain, a resident from Paharpur in Brahmanbaria, seeking necessary order on the respondents not to open the import facilities of cattle meat from abroad.

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Source: The Daily Star

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