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Debate on beef ban

The Bombay High Court recently upheld the Maharashtra government’s decision to ban sale and consumption of beef in the State. The move has triggered debates across India on vegetarianism, tolerance towards other foods and also whether the State has a right to tell people what they should eat. A look at the debate surrouding the ban and also the consumption of the meat in other parts of the country.

Laws on cow slaughter

  • Fully banned
  • Andhra Pradesh, Telangana , Bihar, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
  • Allowed with slaughter certificates
  • Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
  • No ban
  • Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala (animals above 10 years)​, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura
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>Cattle slaughter, in varying degrees

State variations: the average person from Nagaland eats half a kilo of beef per month, while the average person from Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh doesn’t eat any.

>The meat of the matter

There are two parts of food habits that we find people always have a lot of interest in: regional differences, and meat-eating.

>Vegetarianism, tolerance and discrimination

"Where the executive is making intolerant orders and the courts are routinely upholding them"







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