Cow is considered sacred in India and in most of the Indian states it is a crime to slaughter it. But now the Indian government is increasing the punishment in many states.
In Indian state of Gujarat the BJP government has increased the punishment from 10 years to life time imprisonment. So if anyone is caught for the “crime” of slaughtering sacred cow he will be spend rest of his life in prison. Transportation of cows for purposes will be punishable by 10 years sentence.
India has a 30 million Muslim minority, there are millions of Christians and lower-caste Hindu who also eat beef but now it is a crime.
In 2015 a 50 year old Muslim man was dragged from his house and was beaten to death on accusation of eating beef, later police confirmed it was mutton. Beatings and torture have become common after Hindu extremists group launched squads to protect cows.