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India: Beef Ban

India: Beef Ban

Aurangabad, India, March 2015:

A worker chops buffalo meat at a shop in Butti Lane. The shopkeepers report that the sale of meat has dropped from 300-400 kilos per day to 25-30 kilos.

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