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India's cattle slaughter ban hits leather industry

The killing of cows across most of India has been outlawed for years.

Hindus - who make up the majority of India's population - revere cows. And a few weeks ago, Maharashtra became the latest state to ban the slaughter of bulls and bullocks, too.

But the effects of the ban in Maharashtra are already being felt - not just by beef lovers - but also by the leather industry.

Suranjana Tewari starts her report in Ambur, in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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