Cow slaughter

Burden of a ban

Print edition : April 17, 2015

A herder with his cattle in Gurgaon on October 10, 2014. Photo: PTI

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar worships the cow on the occasion of "Gopashtami" in Chandigarh. A file photograph. Photo: PTI

A cross-bred cow, which yielded 59.5 kg of milk in one day, at Dadupur Khurd in Karnal district, Haryana in November 2013. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The Murrah buffalo at Rewara village in Sonepat district, Haryana. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Water buffaloes from Haryana unloaded at the railway station in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. A file picture. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar speaking at a seminar on the plight of the cow, in Rohtak on January 6. Photo: Manoj Dhaka

The BJP government in Haryana makes the slaughter of cows and the sale of beef punishable offences, ignoring the economic impact of the move on the farming community.
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