"Some suggestions came and were incorporated into the rules. Our intention behind issuing the rules is not to alter the food habits of people in any way. We also do not have any intention of putting businesses to any kind of difficulty," Mr Vardhan said.
The new rules that ban sale of cattle in animal markets for purposes other than farm and agricultural use has led to protests in several states, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Mizoram.
"Now the matter is again in the Supreme Court," he said. The Madras High Court had on May 30 stayed for four weeks the enforcement of the notification. The order came on a petition challenging the ban as inimical to personal liberty, people's rights to livelihood and an encroachment into matters that are within the domain of the states.
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