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Cows are revered by Hindus and a few state governments in India have tightened legal guidelines on their slaughter and consumption

A resort proprietor within the Indian state of Rajasthan has expressed his frustration over the truth that his resort has been closed for weeks over false accusations that it had served beef on the premises.

Police on Tuesday stated forensic assessments on meat seized from the Hayat Rabbani resort in March confirmed it was undoubtedly not beef, however rooster, the Hindustan Times reported.

Cows are revered as sacred animals amongst India’s Hindus, and there are strict legal guidelines on their slaughter and consumption in a number of elements of the nation, together with Rajasthan.

“From the very first day, I’ve been saying that it was rooster however nobody from the administration listened to me,” resort proprietor Naeem Rabbani informed the paper. “The report confirms all allegations levelled on us had been false.”

The resort was closed after a bunch of “cow vigilantes” protested in entrance of it for hours in March, chanting nationalist slogans.

The Indian Express website cited a member of the group saying that they had gathered there after studying about rumours of a beef occasion on the resort on WhatsApp, allegedly despatched by Jaipur’s mayor.

Such vigilante teams have been concerned with a number of incidents of violence in India, notably after the Hindu nationalist BJP occasion got here to energy in 2014. Final month, police investigated the death of a Muslim man who was attacked by a vigilante group whereas transporting cows in Rajasthan.

Mr Rabbani stated the town authorities had but to reopen his resort, despite the fact that he had obtained a court docket order on the finish of April telling them to take action. He stated its closure had price him tens of 1000’s in earnings.

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