Kerala to challenge Modi’s controversial cow slaughter ban Cows are considered to be holy in Hinduism
A southern Indian state announced Sunday (28) it would go to the supreme court to challenge a federal ban on the sale of cows for slaughter, stepping up a showdown with India prime minister Narendra Modi. Cows are considered sacred by Hindus and the Hindu nationalist leader has pushed for greater protection of the animals since taking power in 2014. On Friday the federal environment ministry issued a nationwide order banning the sale and purchase of cattle from markets for slaughter. “We are finalising our legal response and will file a plea in the Supreme Court next week,” Kerala state’s…
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