World’s largest ritual animal slaughter goes ahead despite ban

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Thousands of Hindus head to southern Nepal for Gadhimai festival in honour of goddess of power

Thousands of Hindus have gathered in southern Nepal ahead of a festival believed to be the world’s largest ritual animal slaughter, despite court orders and calls by animal activists to end the event.

The sacrifices, set to begin on Tuesday, take place every five years in the Bariyarpur village close to the Indian border, in honour of the Hindu goddess of power.

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Written by AFP in Bariyarpur
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World’s largest ritual animal slaughter goes ahead despite ban

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