Red meat ban in Maharashtra; youth shares its disbelief and shock on social media

The pending bill for 19 years banning cow slaughter in Maharashtra has been passed finally and now Maharashtra has reached a beef-less state. While people are storming tweets and posts on social media against the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill for losing their red meat, there are a few happy people around.

“I am very happy that the President finally gave his assent. We have been trying hard from the last several years to get the bill passed into a law. It not only ensures that animals are not killed, but would also stabilise the agricultural situation. Prevention of the killing of animals will increase the productivity of farms…Even healthy animals were being killed for money, but it will stop now,” the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said.

“Thanks a lot honourable President sir for the assent on Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill. Our dream of ban on cow-slaughter becomes reality now,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

The bill was presented to the President in Delhi by seven state BJP MPs led by Kirit Somaiya, MP from Mumbai North. The punishment for indulging in sale of beef and possession of cow could be 5 years imprisonment with an additional fine of INR 10,000.

At the current age of youth venting out its anger on social media, many people have blasted government for telling what not to eat and others have shared their disbelief and shock. A few Maharashtrans have threatened to move to Goa too.

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While the living their lives on social media kept sharing their take on the bill, the activist Kavitha Krishnan shared her take on the bill and think she has got a logical point.

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