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Despite the bans, India is only second to Brazil when it comes to exporting beef, but most of it is buffalo meat.[/caption]
States where cow slaughter is banned:
Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Bihar And Andhra Pradesh
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States like Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal & Nagaland allow slaughter of cattle with no certificate required
Despite the bans, India is only second to Brazil when it comes to exporting beef, but most of it is buffalo meat. it is also the fifth-largest producer
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It is said that over a quarter of India's population of scheduled tribes & scheduled castes eat beef. Consumption is also prevalent across all sections of society in states where cow slaughter is legal
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Article 48 in the Constitution of India
The prohibition of cow slaughter is also one of the Directive Principles of State Policy contained in Article 48 of the Constitution.
"The State shall endeavour to organise agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle."