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Cattle slaughter row: Centre won't impose any restrictions on choice of food, says Rajnath Singh

Aizawl: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Centre will not impose any restrictions on people's choice of food.

File Image of Rajnath Singh

File Image of Rajnath Singh. PTI

Responding to a question on a protest by locals against the central government's ban on sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets, Singh said there should be no restriction on one's choice of food.

He made the remarks while addressing a press conference after chairing the first meeting of the chief ministers of four northeastern states bordering Myanmar.

Singh said the Ministry of Home Affairs will extend security-related expenditure to Mizoram, which is sandwiched between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

He added that the Ministry of External Affairs will formulate a policy on the free movement regime between Mizoram and Myanmar.

Hundreds of people here today participated in the "beef ban bashing banquet" organised by a local group to protest the Centre's ban on sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets.

Published Date: Jun 13, 2017 09:43 AM | Updated Date: Jun 13, 2017 09:43 AM

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