From the States

Matter of choice

Print edition : October 30, 2015

Independent lawmaker Abdur Rashid Sheikh being thrashed by BJP legislators in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly in Srinagar on October 8 for hosting a beef party in the legislators' hostel. Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP

In a meat shop in Mumbai. Animal slaughter and sale of meat were banned for four days in September in Maharashtra during a Jain community festival. Photo: Shailesh Andrade/REUTERS

E.V. Ramasamy Periyar. Photo: The Hindu Archives

K. Veeramani, president of the Dravidar Kazhagam. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

A protest organised by Solidarity, the youth wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami, against the demand to ban beef, before the Kerala State Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram on October 3. Photo: S. Mahinsha

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