ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By K N Raj

Demand for Total Ban on Cow Slaughter in Kerala and West Bengal

The last few weeks have witnessed a ban on the slaughter and possession of bulls, bullocks and calves, in addition to cows, in Maharashtra and then in Haryana. The BJP, in power in both these states as well as the centre, has argued that they have agreed to a long-standing demand from various sections of society. In this article published in EPW in 1979, economist K N Raj analyses the demand of Vinoba Bhave for banning cow slaughter in West Bengal and Kerala—a debate that is continuing even today.