In Mewat, Haryana’s Muslim dominated region, cow beef is reportedly widely available. Cops say that, “cows are slaughtered in almost every house in Mewat, the reason for easy availability of beef biryani.” This is both sad as for Hindus – the cow is sacred, and shocking – because Haryana has amongst the most strict laws against cow slaughter where this is happening.
The cow beef vendors who sell biryani say, they can earn Rs. 3,000 to 3,500 per day. Regulars, all locals, prefer cow beef biryani to mutton and other beef. The police, government and Gau Rakshaks are aware. Many many FIRs have been files and surprise police raids have been conducted.
It is learnt that some activists from this area have filed cases in the Haryana high court claiming such food to be “traditional and religious“, – which must be a first.
Gau Rakshaks have not given up, but have committed to legally both fight this case and also go after the illegal slaughter business.
Source: India Today
- 24 Oct 2017
The center recently passed a nationwide order banning the sale of cow for slaughter and meat. Rationale is both economic and religious for a majority of the people. Some of our media, people and protesters feel this is an attempt to impose restrictions on food which is absolutely not true. So Yes, in India one can be vegetarian, be vegan, eat chicken, seafood, lamp, beef from buffalo and even pork (as do people in some regions), etc. etc.. So all the fuss one is hearing about in the media and social media is simply misplaced.
Source: Indian Express
- 15 Jun 2017