Supreme Court of India
CASE NO.: Appeal (civil) 5469 of 2005 PETITIONER: Hinsa Virodhak Sangh RESPONDENT: Mirzapur Moti Kuresh Jamat & Ors DATE OF JUDGMENT: 14/03/2008 BENCH: H. K. Sema & Markandey Katju JUDGMENT:
J U D G M E N T (With Civil Appeal Nos. 5470/2005, 5472/2005, 5474/2005, 5476- 5478/2005 & 5479-5481/2005] Markandey Katju, J.
Civil Appeal No. 5469/2005
1. This appeal by special leave has been filed against the impugned judgment dated 22.6.2005 of the Division Bench of the Gujarat High Court in Special Civil Application No. 6329 of 1998.
2. Heard learned counsel for the parties and perused the record.
3. Respondent No. 1 claims to be a registered public charitable trust working for safeguarding the interests of the persons engaged in the business of slaughter and sale of livestock, mutton etc. It is alleged that it is functioning in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat since 1962 and has about 3000 members. Respondent No. 2 All Ahmedabad (Chhoti Jamat) Mutton Merchant Association is an association of persons who are engaged in the sale of mutton in the city of Ahmedabad. Respondent No.3 is an individual who is doing the business of selling mutton in the city of Ahmedabad.