ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Maharashtra's Beef Ban

The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that it has merely fulfilled a long-pending promise to the electorate by bringing in a law banning the sale, purchase and possession of beef in Maharashtra. The arguments given by the proponents of the ban fail to stand scrutiny and it seems to have been pushed only to attack the dietary habits and livelihoods of Muslims, Dalits, Christians and other beef-consuming communities. Interestingly, it may well have negative consequences for the rural economy too.



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