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The UN affiliated International Organisation for Animal Protection - OIPA chapter in India along with the People for Animals (PFA) Haryana have objected to the working group report on animal husbandry and dairying for the 12th five-year plan, which includes recommendations to lift the ban on beef exports from India. Both NGO's has demanded that the government withdraw its report to the Planning Commission and apologize to the nation before "religious and nationalist people" came out on the streets in protest. "Export of beef will not only butcher our mother and its family but it will amount to a murder of the Constitution and dharma of the country," Media Adviser of OIPA's Abhishek Kadyan said. The animal husbandry and dairying department under the agriculture ministry sent a report to the Planning Commission recommending lifting the ban on beef exports. "There is an existing ban on beef exports; therefore it is necessary to revise the EXIM policy to allow beef exports," OIPA's Event Director in India Miss Sukanya Kadyan quoted from the report. This report was more inclined to slaughtering of animals rather then protecting them, she added. Quoting directive principals under Article 48 of the Constitution, founder Chairman, People for Animals Haryana Naresh Kadyan, Representative of OIPA in India said, "These directives clearly prohibit the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle. We cannot tolerate slaughter of cows or its family at any cost. Our agriculture ministry is supposed to protect and promote cows instead of slaughtering it."
"Protests against working group suggestion to lift ban on beef exports from India - Abhishek Kadyan"