India has an ancient spiritual and cultural connection with cows and many Hindus regard the animals as the "mother" of civilization, their milk providing nourishment to humanity asking nothing in return.
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Even Mahatma Gandhi once noted "If someone were to ask me what the most important outward manifestation of Hinduism was, I would suggest that it was the idea of cow protection." So it stands to reason, that for most Indians, beef is definitely not on the menu.
Read more about India's fight over beef:
PBS: Hinduism's Sacred Animal
The Atlantic: Selling the Sacred Cow: India's Contentious Beef Industry