Nagaland: “Impossible to impose beef ban in state”, says NPF
KOHIMA, April 13, 2017: Nagaland has not taken kindly to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's call to enforce a countrywide ban on cow slaughter.
Though the state government has officially not reacted to the statement, many senior government officials here said it is "impossible" to impose the ban in the state. In fact, spokesperson of the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF), which is a BJP ally, Achumbemo Kikon, said the party respects the religious sentiments of each and every individual, but does not subscribe to the idea of imposing a ban on citizens. "If India believes in unity in diversity, it should tolerate and respect the culture, traditions and religious practices, including food habits, of all communities in the country," he said.