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India: Beef Ban

India: Beef Ban

Aurangabad, India, March 2015:

Buffalo meat is loaded in the auto rickshaw carriers outside of slaughter house and ready to be transported to meat shops in town. Since of the beef ban bill has come into effect, the sale of bull and bullock meat is banned; and buffalo meat is least favoured. The meat industry and the butcher community has been facing job and income losses.

In March 2015, Maharashtra government introduced a bill to ban slaughter of bulls and bullocks. This ban has been opposed by the muslim community (especially qureshi - the butcher community) as it impacts their lively hood.

Photo by Sami Siva for Foreign Policy