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Poll: Do you agree with Maharashtra govt's decision to ban beef?

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Last updated on: March 09, 2015 07:38 IST

Red meat lovers in the state will now have to do without beef.

A bill initiated during the previous Sena-BJP government and has been in the making for almost 20 years on Monday received the President's assent, making cow slaughter a non-bailable offence in Maharashtra.

The punishment for the sale of beef or possession of it could be prison for five years with an additional fine of Rs 10,000.

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