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Dadri lynching: Cow cannot be anyone’s mother, it’s just another animal, says Katju

The former Allahabad High Court judge strongly condemned the killing of the man in Dadri and demanded severe punishment to those involved in it.

By: PTI | Varanasi | Updated: October 3, 2015 9:37 pm

Describing lynching of a man near Delhi over rumours that he had consumed beef as “politically motivated”, former Supreme Court judge Markande Katju on Saturday said cow was just another animal “which cannot be anyone’s mother”.

“Cow is just an animal and an animal cannot be anyone’s mother, if I like to eat beef then what’s harm in it, even people worldwide consume beef, if I like to too eat then who can stop me…” he said during a function at Banaras Hindu University.

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Katju said he too ate beef and was not harm in it. “Are those people across the world who eat beef are bad and only we (in the country) who don’t eat are saints and seers, whats harm in it when people eat beef, I too eat and will even continue to eat further…” he said.

The former Allahabad High Court judge strongly condemned the killing of the man in Dadri and demanded severe punishment to those involved in it.

“I too came to know from media and others that an announcement was made from (inside) a temple that a man eats beef and then mob rushed and lynched that man. What could be more unfortunate than this that a man is
killed on the basis of rumour and for no other reason. The culprits must be given severe punishment at an earliest,” he told reporters.

Later, agitated over Katju’s remarks, several students staged protest and shouted slogans against him. They also tried to block the way of Katju while he was heading to the seminar hall. Later the security guards shielded Katju and took him wit them.

Mohammad Akhlaq was dragged out of his home and stoned to death on a village street after a public announcement from the local temple that the family had slaughtered a calf and eaten its meat. While Mohammad Akhlaq died, his 22-year-old son Danish is battling for life at a hospital following two brain surgeries.

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    Dr.FAreed Ali
    Sep 15, 2016 at 6:47 am
    Those who talk of honesty and true justice are treated shabbily by Indian media.Justice Katju retired as an Hon'ble judge of the Supreme Court of India and not U P HC.But he has been referred to as retired judge of UP HC repeatedly. I wish to draw his kind attention to the fact that justice cannot be expected from conscienceless and heartless plus insensitive people who are corrupt in every way.Our world fame historian once said,during a conference that how come do we talk of socialism if Laxmi is continued to be worshiped When money crushes all that is good ruthlessly under its mortal feet,no judge,no politician no reformer can be expected on the side of JUSTICE. I salute Katju Sahib and extend my very sincere respects in this age,i.e.Kalyug..
    1. Jai Kumar
      Oct 3, 2015 at 10:54 pm
      Interestingly enough The opinion is polarised on religion lines Muslims and Christians For Hindus against .There lies the answer. Incidentally The Malech were and are the first to convert
      1. G
        Oct 4, 2015 at 12:18 pm
        Mr Katuja is an imbecile and an !!!.😎🚶🏻
        1. G
          Oct 4, 2015 at 12:27 pm
          Pigs have eaten this dumb looking Katuj brains !!!!!😆😆😃😁😁😁😇😇😁😁😎
          1. I
            Oct 4, 2015 at 2:35 am
            Killing by any other name is always a crime. Cow is central to Agriculture, indispensable for all people. Meat is expensive to produce, unhealthy. Katju's words or for that matter any other output of his is worthless and polluting unlike cow dung.
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