‘Beef ban meant to target poor Muslims, Dalits’

March 31, 2015 03:27 am | Updated December 03, 2021 05:06 pm IST - MUMBAI

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has accused the BJP-led government in Maharashtra of targeting poor Muslims and Dalits through its ban on beef.

Speaking on Sunday at a rally in the Vandre East Assembly constituency, where a by-election is scheduled for April 11, he said that India had been exporting more beef since Narendra Modi assumed office at the Centre. “They have banned beef in Maharashtra. But since Mr. Modi took over as Prime Minister, the quantity of beef exported from India has gone up. And if my sources are right, beef export has gone up by 17 per cent. What is Mr. Modi doing about it,” he asked.

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