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Beef for foreigners not so soon: Haryana

The Haryana government is reportedly working on a proposal to issue beef licenses to foreigners who live in that state.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2016 4:52 am
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A day after Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was quoted as saying that he was open to relax the beef ban for foreigners in the state, his OSD on Sunday said Khattar had said any such move can be possible only if there’s a provision in the cow protection Act, passed by the Assembly last year.

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“There is a ban on liquor in Gujarat, but there is a special permission under which foreigners can consume alcohol. Likewise, the CM was asked whether there would be any special permission under which foreigners could eat beef in the state, to which he replied that people of Haryana do not eat beef and are against cow slaughter. But, he said, if there was any provision in the Act, it was possible; otherwise it wasn’t,” Jawahar Yadav, OSD to the CM, told ANI. He added that as per his knowledge, there was no such provision in the Act.

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Despite repeated attempts, Khattar was not available for a comment.

“At least I am not aware of any such move (to relax the ban). Any relaxation, if proposed, has to be given under special provisions and in accordance with the law,” Industries Minister Capt Abhimanyu told The Indian Express.

Randeep Surjewala, a former minister and incumbent Congress MLA from Kaithal, said: “We follow the same legislation as Punjab, and this (cow slaughter) was banned in Punjab in the 1950s. The Haryana Assembly only enacted a separate law. In case the CM intends to (grant any relaxation), he will have to go to the Assembly and seek amendments.”

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    Abhinav Gour
    Feb 7, 2016 at 11:12 am
    Foreigners Beef Khaayene aur Indians ko itne SwaadishT Vyanjan se vanchhit kiya ja raha hai...?
    1. K
      Feb 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
      Very low standards of Indians. Knowing that India is third largest beef exporter this has to happen.please don't give license to white Muslims because cow doesn't like Muslims
      1. S
        Feb 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm
        It means foreigners can come India, kill and eat bhakt's GAUMATA and that too with licence. If any Indian does this then he is slapped with NATIONAL SECURITY Act and might get killed as it happened in Dadri.
        1. T
          Feb 7, 2016 at 9:56 am
          Nautanki aaaaa
          1. A
            Feb 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm
            I think I know the real purpose of this. Clic methods of bigotry. This way, there can be a pseudo-official method by which Govt can identify Muslims as "foreigners" and segregate them.
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