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India: Beef ban criticised

Cows are a sacred animal in India, a majority Hindu country. But the western state of Maharashtra has gone one step further in protecting the animals: it has banned beef entirely. Under a new law, even the possession or consumption of beef is punishable by a fine or up to 5 years in prison. Economic analysts say the move is making tens of thousands of people jobless in an industry that employs almost 15 million people. Our correspondents report.


Programme prepared by Josh Vardey and Elise Duffau

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