A Division Bench comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Janak Rak ordered the ban while hearing a public interest litigation petition.
The public interest litigation (PIL) sought a ban on slaughter of cows and prayed for a ban on sale of beef in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The petitioner, Parimoksh Seth said in his petition that the killing of cows was an offence punishable.
The Bench while considering the contentions made in the petition ordered that there shall be no sale of beef in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The court also instructed the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, the police chief and all other police stations to strictly enforce the ban.
The Bench also observed that strict action shall be taken in accordance with the law.
The onus is on the state government now to ensure that the order of the High Court is implemented and followed strictly.
The Bench stated, "strict action shall be taken in accordance with law against those who practice or indulge in this activity."