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PM burnt in effigy over slaughter ban

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Various organisations representing minority communities and the the Viduthalai Siruthaigal Katchi burnt in effigy Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a protest against the slaughter ban law.

The protestors, which included even children, felt the new rule went against the minorities and `hurt’ their sentiments.

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Protest leader N Ibrahim said, “The only intention of this Act is to harm minorities.” If the Government was so concerned about cruelty against cows, it should act against large-scale leather goods manufacturers, he added.

The Act was part the RSS agenda and even farmers would get no benefit out of it, Ibrahim said.

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Susi Kalairasan of Viduthalai Siruthaigal wanted the Government to withdraw the Act.

What was planned as a silent march went out of control when the effigy was burnt. Later, beef was served among the protestors.

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