Beef ban: Respect sentiments of majority community, says Union Minister Najma Heptulla

By hurting some other people’s sentiments you eat it, it is not fair, she said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2015 8:13 am
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Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla Monday defended BJP governments’ predilection to ban beef, saying the sentiments of the majority community too should be respected.

“I have one principle, I should not hurt anybody’s sentiments. You are talking about sentiments of the minority community. Shouldn’t we also think of the sentiments of the majority community? What is there, after all, in food? You can eat anything. But if you are prohibited to eat one thing, why should you feel so hurt,” Heptulla said, when asked about beef ban.

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“By hurting some other people’s sentiments you eat it, it is not fair. I am of that view. Unfortunately, the previous government had always talked of the sentiments of the minority. But we should also look at the sentiments of my neighbour,” she added.

Earlier, MoS  Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had said all those who cannot live without beef should go to Pakistan.

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    Regrets
    Jun 2, 2015 at 9:55 pm
    Ok , by your logic Brahmins and Jains are minority. Then why are not giving them benefit of being minority ? Since when india is slave of Brahmin , after or before being slave of Britishers and middle east rulers ? I am not a Brahmin but a Sudra. Since when Brahmin own slaves?
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      Regrets
      Jun 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm
      Why . Only yup have right to plan what to tell to others,
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        Hair
        Jun 2, 2015 at 6:51 am
        Well done and said, but in all instance of system Hindu majority is now converted to minority by corrupt politicians that too includes so called Hindu proponent just for the Khurshi and money.
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          Akshay Singh
          Jun 2, 2015 at 9:44 am
          If that way we go and prohibit food on sentiments then I think bann all the non vegetarian dishes because of the fact that buddhist,jains, brahmins do not eat them.
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            Amarnath
            Jun 2, 2015 at 10:28 pm
            looks like you eat rats and snakes as well. I will tell these creatures to guard themselves from you..
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