India: Beef Ban
Aurangabad, India, March 2015:
Haji Mohammad Isa Quresh, leader of the Qureshi community, traditionally butcher community, seen at his office in Aurangabad. The Qureshi community faces heavy decline in business after the introduction of beef ban law in Maharashtra.
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