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Cow slaughtering ban in India hits farmers, traders

Government has closed abattoirs in Maharashtra and restrictions are spreading to other states

Maharashtra, India's second most populous state, extended a ban on the slaughter of cows to bulls and bullocks this month.


INDIAN farmer Nitin Tarode wants to sell his old bull to help pay for his sister's wedding after his income was hit by patchy rainfall.

But he has struggled to find a buyer who will pay a decent price because of a ban on slaughtering cows, bulls and bullocks in Maharashtra,