08, Feb 2016
The Haryana government is reportedly working on a proposal to issue beef licenses to foreigners who live in that state.
By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2016 4:52 am
A day after Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was quoted as saying that he was open to relax the beef ban for foreigners in the state, his OSD on Sunday said Khattar had said any such move can be possible only if there’s a provision in the cow protection Act, passed by the Assembly last year.
“There is a ban on liquor in Gujarat, but there is a special permission under which foreigners can consume alcohol. Likewise, the CM was asked whether there would be any special permission under which foreigners could eat beef in the state, to which he replied that people of Haryana do not eat beef and are against cow slaughter. But, he said, if there was any provision in the Act, it was possible; otherwise it wasn’t,” Jawahar Yadav, OSD to the CM, told ANI. He added that as per his knowledge, there was no such provision in the Act.
Despite repeated attempts, Khattar was not available for a comment.