The state of Maharashtra imposed the ban first and now there is a long list of states in India where this ban is applied.
Muslims who are in a minority in India are suffering the most from this ban. A large number of this number lives under the poverty line and beef was one of those food items which were in their range but not anymore.
Cow is considered as a sacred in the Hindi religion and thus the sentiments of the majority are hurt when Muslims slaughter a cow and eat the meat, this is the logic sated by the Indian government.
Recently a man has been attacked along with his family by an Indian mob. The mob was suspicious about the man that he was stored beef in his home and as a result to it they find it easy to get the reason to end his life.
The son of this man is laying in the hospital in a critical condition. This is the democracy India applies to the Muslim community. A secular government and secular legislation still can’t protect a minority.
The ban was opposed on a very large scale, nationally and internationally. People have called this ban a bad move from the Indian government which is definitely hurt their reputation as a secular state in all over the world.