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Deepak Kumar, MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Haryana, a state in India, has declared to ban cow slaughter. It also stated that there can be an imprisonment of ten years for such an offense. Maharashtra too has banned beef which include cow slaughter ban and exclude buffaloes, goats and sheep. There has been a huge debate going on upon this issue. Some persons are in favor and some are against the ban.
This move is likely to affect the livelihood of a large number of people depending on butchery, especially in minority dominated areas like Mewat in Haryana. This ban will also effect cuisine and services of five star hotels. Also sale of canned beef is banned in Haryana. This was previously allowed by congress government.
There has been huge protest in Deonar Abettoir, Maharashtra too. The place is largest slaughterhouse in Asia. It is currently loosing Rs. 80,000 to 1,00,000 per day. Cow slaughter is major chunk of all slaughters at this place.
Contrary to above points, India is a country which gives rights of religion. In Hindu Religion, cow is worshiped. So, it is perfectly correct for a country to have such bans which a religions sentiments. Also, both the states are focusing on milk revolution and preserve cattle. This would prove to be good for both the nature and human being.
Dainik Jagran -Haryana