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India’s crackdown on abattoirs spreads, causing Muslim unease

India’s crackdown on abattoirs spreads, causing Muslim unease

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A crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs in India’s most populous state has spread to other states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, as Hindu hardliners press a political agenda that risks alienating the country’s Muslim minority.

The latest crackdown started after Modi appointed Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s landslide victory in elections there earlier this month.

The demands by right-wing Hindu groups to stop the slaughter of cows, considered holy in Hinduism, could stoke communal tensions with Muslims, who dominate the meat industry and make up 14 percent of India’s 1.3 billion people. Most of the beef produced in India comes from buffalo rather than cattle.

 

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