Indian court suspends controversial cow slaughter ban


An Indian court on Tuesday (30) temporarily suspended a ban imposed by prime minister Narendra Modi’s government on the sale of cattle for slaughter, dealing the first legal blow to the controversial measure. The government last week prohibited the sale and purchase of cows – an animal considered sacred for Hindus – for slaughter across India. The sudden ruling sparked protests against what many saw as an overreach by the Hindu-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Some states where cow slaughter is legal vowed to fight the decree. The Madras High Court in the southern state of Tamil Nadu stayed the…

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