news Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 05:30
A politician and a former chief justice of India are at loggerheads and are throwing open challenges over the consumption of beef in the country. BJP President Amit Shah while speaking at an event on May 27 posed a challenge to the former Chairman of the Press Council of India Markandey Katju to "eat it (beef) in Gujarat. If he eats where it is banned he will know what happens.” Few days ago, Shah had denied that a country-wide ban on beef would be imposed. He had said that the BJP government would“consider the sentiments of the people before imposing ban on beef.” A peeved Justice Markhandey Katju who is against beef ban, retorted on Facebook by countering Shah’s challenge as: “Let Amit Shah say openly in a public meeting in Nagaland or Mizoram that beef should be banned, and see what happens. If he is a brave man let him try this experiment, instead of giving me threats.” Let Amit Shah say openly in a public meeting in Nagaland or Mizoram that beef should be banned, and see what happens. If... Posted by Markandey Katju on Monday, 1 June 2015 Katju had recently taken a dig at Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi after the latter said that all those who wanted to eat beef, should go to Pakistan. Criticising him, Justice Katju said, “I am a Hindu, and I have eaten beef, and will again eat it. There is nothing wrong in beef eating. 90% of the world eats beef. Are they all sinners? And I refuse to believe that cow is sacred or our mother. How can an animal be a mother of a human being? That is why I say 90% Indians are idiots, Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi included.” Read more: What’s next, Wedding Regulatory Authority of Kerala?

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