Debtanu Bhattacharya, Secretary of Hindu Samhati, sent a letter to the Chief Minister of West Bengal, on 15th September 2015 requesting her to "ban slaughtering and transportation of cows and selling / mobilization of beef throughout the State of West Bengal immediately". He, further, requested the CM to "ban slaughtering and transportation of cows and selling / mobilization of beef throughout the State for 04 (four) days i.e. from 19th October 2015 to 22nd October 2015 during the auspicious occasion of the Durga Puja so that religious sentiments of Hindus does not get hurt".
Bhattacharya, in his letter, argued if the date for Visarjana (Vijaya Dashami) of Durga Idol could be altered last year as that collided with Eid, if the traditional route of the ISKCON Rath Yatra could be altered as that collided with Muharram and Hindus cooperated with Muslims & administration on both occasions, why can't beef be banned to honor sentiment of Hindus?
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