Published: Wednesday 31 January 1996

The municipal corporation of Delhi (MCD) would have had to shut down the Idgah abattoir on December 31, 1995, if the Supreme Court had not given a month's breather, in a recent order. The 90 years old abattoir is the only legally operated slaughter- house in the city. The MCD had appealed to the apex court against a high court order directing the closure of the abattoir by the year-end. The high court order asking for the shifting of the abattoir had come after a prolonged legal battle initiated by Maneka Gandhi.

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