Controversy

Beef ban

Print edition : April 03, 2015

Closed beef stalls stand inside Crawford Market in Mumbai on March 10. Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE

In April 2014, at an animal market in Karad, Maharashtra, bulls brought for sale by farmers from neighbouring areas where a drought made fodder and water scarce. The ban on beef will compound their problems. Photo: PTI

The BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra bans the sale and possession of beef. The cultural and economic implications of the new law can be serious.

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