Protests breakout after India bans cattle slaughter
The Church leaders in India say the Government’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughter across the country is a violation of human rights.
The nationwide ban has alarmed minority groups and led to protests in several states. Beef is a cheap source of protein for Muslims and Christians who together form 20 percent of India’s population as well as tribal and Dalit people.
The environment ministry banned the sale of cattle, buffaloes and camels for slaughter through animal markets and banned establishing livestock markets within 50 kilometers of an international border and 25 kilometers of a state border. Livestock markets will