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Goa: Beef traders' strike enters Day 3

ANI  |  Panaji (Goa) [India] 

The traders' protest against the alleged harassment by the cow groups entered its third day on Monday.

Manna Bepari, the of the Qureshi Meat Traders Association of Goa, while talking to ANI, said that the import of from the neighbouring states of is getting hampered and so, they are suffering a huge loss but will call off the strike only when the state will provide them complete assurance of safety.

"We used to bring meat legally from the neighbouring states and if the state would support us then we will continue doing that. We demanded police protection from the for selling in the state. Even after bringing it legally, the NGO's were accusing us falsely", Bepari said.

He said, "is a tourist destination and if anyone thinks that they could completely ban the sale and the consumption of beef in the state, then they are wrong, it won't happen here".

Majority of beef is imported from by the meat traders in

Consumption of red meat in Goa is high, as it is one of the tourist spots in and lakhs of foreigner visit here every day.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:45 IST