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” said Bharat Singh, literally.” he snaps when told of Pophade’s offer.” fumes Farookh Qureshi, a cattle trader A few days after the new law came into effect the Killa police station in Malegaon got a complaint that Mohammad Anees had brought home a cow for slaughter A police team promptly raided Anees’s house Turned out the six-year-old cow had lived in his house for the last 18 months Even 14-year-old Shakeel is curious “Why would I kill my calf It’s just my pet” he says as he takes the still-not-christened calf for a walk He admits he hasn’t taken the cow out much since the ban fearing someone might file a complaint “Muslim families here love their cows Women and children get restless if their cows don’t return from grazing by evening The other community needs to understand that” says Additional SP Kadasane Nashik Collector Dipendra Singh Kushwah says this is an idea worth replicating “This is the most ideal way of ensuring that no animal is slaughtered illegally I will first observe the process in Malegaon then we may apply it in other areas too” he says But Zakir Pathan a constable at Killa police station is wary His forehead breaks into creases as he says: “Bakri-Eid is close within four months Larger Muslim families slaughter bulls instead of goats so that there is enough meat to go around But now if bulls are not available we are worried there would be illegal trading of bulls That’s the season Malegaon becomes difficult to handle for the police” Pathan a beef lover himself is worried about something else: “Chicken ka bhaav bahut badh gaya (the cost of chicken has shot up)” ‘Sirf kasai ka kaam aata tha woh bhi gaya’ On April 9 three days after Malegaon’s government-run slaughterhouse resumed work after a month’s protest over 20 members of the Qureshi community gathered in a cramped room In the month since the new anti-slaughter law came into effect several of the town’s Qureshis all engaged in the beef trade have been rendered jobless The government had left them two options: enter the buffalo trade (the only slaughter that was now legal) or look for other means of livelihood That hot evening they gathered to look for a third option: find legal redressal A writ petition from Malegaon is now underway the fifth to be filed in Maharashtra since the ban came into effect on March 3 Haji Ayub Qureshi a community leader in his 70s says around 30000 Qureshis are now unemployed But they are not the only ones hit A slaughtered bull has its use in goods as disparate as shoe soles bags and purses buttons jewellery combs and soaps all churned out of the town’s several small-scale units Some sugar industries use bone char (charcoal from bone grist) to whiten sugar and farmers use dried bone powder as a fertiliser for their crops In Daregaon a locality in Malegaon at least eight soap factories have downed their shutters since the ban Sagar Soap Works is the only one that has so far withstood the crisis Its owner Ansari Bhai says “If the crisis continues even my business will shut” In Dasane another locality around eight bone crushing units have shut Exactly a month ago Asis Qureshi of the now shut B’Que Bone Crushing Factory would purchase 300 tonnes of bull bones from the town’s slaughterhouse for Rs 1600 a tonne His workers would then grind the bones into three forms — bone meal (for fertilisers) crushed bone (for gelatin) and bone grist (to whiten sugar) “Although buffalo slaughter has resumed the demand and cost is so high that I can no longer afford to buy it” says Asis Transport services have been hit too Trucks of Nashik’s Kisan Transport which used to ferry beef and bull products from Malegaon to Mumbai have been sitting idle for a month Jamiat Ulema’s Malegaon president Mufti Mohammad Ismail calls it an “andhaa aur kala kanoon” saying they are filing a writ petition in the Bombay High Court against the law Photographs of cattle and their owners are pasted in registers titled ‘Gaya Bail Bachara’ at Malegaon’s seven police stations Corporator Nafees Qureshi of the Teesra Mahaz party says “Education mein hum zero hai sirf kasai ka kaam aata tha woh bhi gaya Ye hain achche din (We are illiterate all we could do was slaughtering Even that is gone Are these the good days the government promised)” Across Malegaon’s seven police stations 40 FIRs are registered on an average every day most of them relating to domestic abuse But police fear that could change now “Thousands of people have lost their jobs overnight We fear the crime rate will increase The government should think of providing alternative jobs Our job is to just see that the law is implemented” says Inspector Vijay Thakurwad of the Pawarvadi station Police say they are organising community meetings to convince people to shift to buffalo trade But Additional SP Sunil Kadasane puts on a brave face Malegaon’s youth he says are “technologically adept and can shift to any other business And even if they commit a crime we are here to catch them Malegaon is a small town everyone knows who is doing what” he smiles At the centre of this “small town”? 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