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Mumbai court strikes down beef ban

Beef can be now consumed in Maharashta

By: Eastern Eye Staff

An Indian court on Friday struck down a tough law that had banned the consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra, dealing a blow to right-wing Hindu groups. Last year the government of Maharashtra, home to India’s commercial centre Mumbai, made the sale or possession of beef an offence punishable by a five-year jail term or a 10,000-rupee (£104) fine. It was one of the strictest such laws in India, where several states ban the slaughter of cows, considered sacred by the Hindu majority. However the Bombay High Court, Mumbai’s top court, ruled on Friday that it was…

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