Owaisi slams 'religious sentiments' behind meat ban; ‘but Modi has no problem…’

Published on Jul 22, 2022 06:17 AM IST

Owaisi said 'sanghis' routinely attack Muslim cattle traders and state governments ban beef/buff but the government wants to help big traders make money.

Owaisi questioned the beef ban imposed by state governments while India reportedly asked Bangladesh to resume meat import. 
Owaisi questioned the beef ban imposed by state governments while India reportedly asked Bangladesh to resume meat import. 
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Citing reports that India has urged the Bangladesh government to resume the import of meat from India, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said while meat shops are being shut down in India for "religious sentiments", "Modi has no problem making money off of gosht." According to reports, the high commission of India in Dhaka sent a letter to Bangladesh's ministry of fisheries and livestock as the Bangladesh government stopped the import of frozen meat, especially buffalo meat, from India to protect local cattle farmers.

"Sanghis routinely attack Muslim cattle traders, state govts ban beef/buff & shut down slaughterhouses here but govt wants to help big traders make money," Owaisi tweeted.

Reports said the Indian high commission letter said that both Indian exporter and Bangladeshi importer association raised concern over the issue in the past couple of months and owing to the change in the import policy, no frozen bovine meat was imported in the past few months.

The letter, as reported, highlighted that the Bangladesh national budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 imposed a 20% supplementary duty along with an increase in the assessment value from $4-5/kg that was introduced for frozen boneless bovine meat imports from India. Indian companies are among the largest global exporters of high-quality, hygienically processed meat, of a variety that is non-competitive in Bangladesh, it said.

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