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Mumbai, India bans meat four days

Officials in Mumbai have imposed a four day ban on the slaughter and sale of meat. The ban was introduced after increasing pressure from the vegetarian Jain community - a financially very powerful community in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

The motive is a Jain religious fast in September where non-violence towards all living being should be respected.

A beef ban that we reported on earlier this year caused a major debate between the supporters and those opposing regulating meat consumption and sale.

Read more about the ban here.

You can find related resources in the category Meat and Taboo/religious beliefs.

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30 Sep 2015
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