Rescued cattle are seen at a "goushala", or cow shelter, run by Bharatiya Gou Rakshan Parishad
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India state to fine up to $200 for owning beef

The Indian state of Maharashtra has become the latest to ban beef.

The legislation means that anyone selling or possessing beef could end up being jailed or fined up to $200 (£130).

For many Indians, especially Hindus, the cow is a Holy animal.

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi reports from a butcher's shop in the state capital Mumbai.

  • 03 Mar 2015
  • From the section Asia
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