Beef not banned in Goa, tourists can have what they want: Tourism Minister

Ajgaonkar claimed that the Centre's notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter has had no impact on the tourism sector. "Beef is not banned in Goa. The tourists would get whatever they want to eat. They can eat whatever they like," Ajgaonkar said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 9, 2017 9:44 pm
beef, beef ban, goa beef ban, cow slaughter, goa cow slaughter, Manohar Ajgaonkar, goa Manohar Ajgaonkar, india news Ajgaonkar claimed that the Centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter has no impact on the tourism sector. (Source: File photo/ PTI)

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Sunday assured that tourists can eat whichever dish they want as beef was not banned in the state. Speaking at the Travel and Tourism Fair in Kolkata, Ajgaonkar claimed that the Centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter has no impact on the tourism sector. “Beef is not banned in Goa. The tourists would get whatever they want to eat. They can eat whatever they like,” Ajgaonkar said. “In Goa, the Hindus, Muslims, Catholics are staying together for many years. An environment of communal harmony prevails there,” he added.

The minister also claimed that the tourism sector in Goa has had no hiccups after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from the beginning of this month.

Ajgaonkar further added, “Security of tourists is our topmost priority. The central government has already provided us with Rs 100 crore for developing the tourism infrastructure. We are investing another Rs 50 crore for marketing and advertisement purpose.” “The tourism department has set up several toilets, changing rooms, bathrooms and other necessary facilities for the convenience of tourists,” he said.

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    Srinivas
    Jul 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm
    It is really shocking to see this article and some of the utterly rotten responses. No where in the world are the majority so craven as we Hindus are in India. Although Hindus cons ute nearly 80 of the polulation this tiny minority of Muzzies and Xtians along with Sickularists are openly mocking at our sentiments and our beliefs. On top of it they also hold their "Beef Festivals". Let me ask you creting, is pure force the only way in which you punks will pipe down . Should the majority Hindus turn into extremists like Muzzies and slaughter anyone who dares to defy our sentiments ? Would you 3rd grade punks have the guts to hold a "Pork Festival " at Jamia Milia Islamia??? If you punks do not eat beef will you die? No body asked you to turn vegetarian but only refrain from beef. Is that also too much to ask for ? Will decency and gentleness be responded to be dercision and insults only ? Should the average and docile Hindu turn harsh and into a militant to make you respect Hindus?
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      Julius Basumatari
      Jul 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm
      absurd idea
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        ittifaqan
        Jul 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm
        Your 'decency and gentleness' is already more than enough, thanks. However, what is a 'creting' and what is 'dercision' - a derisive decision? and please ask this 80 of the population if they want to be counted as hindu before you claim them. Also, sikhs don't beat people up for smoking though their religion forbids it.
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          sangita patel
          Jul 11, 2017 at 5:04 pm
          Is it only India that has Hindu population? no right then why is the beef ban only applicable in India. well no one is hurting your sentiments.. why are your sentiments being hurt now what about your ancestors, were they fine? India is a major beef exporter in the world what about that, is it not against your beliefs? I have so many Hindu friends who eat beef, don't include your personal opinion as everyone's opinion.
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          Logic Induction
          Jul 11, 2017 at 11:20 am
          Uniform Beef Laws !
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            Dalbir
            Jul 11, 2017 at 10:06 am
            Why is Goa different than the rest of India? Any more theories from Tarun Vijay ? Otherwise let everyone eat beef.
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              ladu
              Jul 11, 2017 at 10:04 am
              If Goa can eat beef why not Gujarat or UP ? Looking forward to some good beef dishes in North India as well. And Pork too. Every animal must have a chance with GST
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                Karmakar
                Jul 11, 2017 at 10:02 am
                Is this the beginning of GOA Mata as opposed to gau mata ? Hypocrisy is the essence of the RSS and BJP. Money is more important than the Sutras. So now why not in North India or you are saying Goa is not part of India aka Tarun Vijay ?
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                  sangita patel
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 5:13 pm
                  in this world there are variety of cows. I have been in many places in the world, I hv'nt heard this kind of backward mentality. if there are cannibals in this world I don't see a problem eating any animal. People of goa live in the present and are not divided based on religion, not like we have riots like the rest of India based on religion, that's why Goa is different. Some laws in Goa are different from the rest of India, and it has been so because Goa was liberated after the rest of India. please educate yourself entirely before showing your half knowledge.
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                  dhruv
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 5:24 am
                  Majority of the comments here- 'seculars' and Muslims blaming right wing Hindus and probably all Hindus and asking where are they now?. Meanwhile 0 comments from any 'bhakts'
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                    Shabbirahmad
                    Jul 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm
                    Very much appreciated honorable minister Mr Manohar Ajgaonkar everybody should have liberty to do want they want to eat what they like.we are Democratic country.
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                      sunny
                      Jul 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm
                      I think RSS can export some COW VIGLANT people to Goa to learn about delicious Goa beef dishes
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