Gujarat beef ban should not be given much weight, says NCP

New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Tuesday said the issue of the Gujarat Government banning the sale and consumption of beef should not be given much weightage.

“I am not an Islamic scholar, but it is possible that there is mention of it. I think it should not be given so much of weightage,” Anwar told ANI.

On Monday, billboards with pictures of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and the Islamic symbol of the crescent moon and star came up in an Ahmedabad locality with a message from the Gauseva and Gauchar Vikas Board of the Gujarat Government, quoting a verse it claims is from the Quran to back its case for the protection of the cow. (ANI)