Responding to Naqvi remark: ‘All those who are in India will stay in India’

The controversy was sparked in the backdrop of remarks by Rijiju's ministerial colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi that those who want to eat beef should go to Pakistan.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 30, 2015 5:21 am
Kiren Rijiju, Kiren Rijiju terror threats, Lashkar e Taiba, LeT terrorists, Pakistan LeT terrorists, Mumbai terror attacks, India latest news The controversy was sparked in the backdrop of remarks by Rijiju’s ministerial colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi that those who want to eat beef should go to Pakistan.

Responding to a question on MoS Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s remark that people who eat beef should go to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said: “All those who are in India will stay in India.”

MoS for Home Kiren Rijiu, present at the press conference to mark the completion of one-year of NDA government, said that his statement on people’s food habit was “twisted”.

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As reported by The Indian Express Wednesday, Rijiju, during a visit to Aizawl a day earlier, had said: “This is a democratic country. Sometimes, some statements are made which are not palatable. We have to honour the sentiments of each place and each location. For example, I eat beef, I’m from Arunachal Pradesh, can somebody stop me? So let us not be touchy about somebody’s practices.” Rijiju and BJP, both distanced themselves from the quote later on, with the minister going on to say he was “misquoted.”

After The Indian Express released the recording of his press conference, the minister Friday claimed he was citing a “hypothetical example”. Rijiju said, “To calm down the situation, I had the responsibility as a Union Minister whereby I gave a hypothetical example of myself that I am from Arunachal Pradesh and if I have a particular food habit, no one can stop. It was uncalled for to make that hypothetical example as a headline thereby making it sound as if I consume beef in real life and challenge the other communities to stop me. Even if nobody in my family consumes beef, it is our choice.”

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    BharatK
    May 30, 2015 at 2:22 am
    Kiren: You are on right track, keep it up. Do not bother much elite english skularrr media. Creating issues and sensation out of nothing is the dirty business of Delhi elite media. Never trust Indian media on face value.
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      Mohan
      May 29, 2015 at 11:40 pm
      The media headlines these days have no connection with what follows as "an article". Mis-led, whip up pions and let maximum persons get to read the article for increasing readership and ad revenue rates
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        Ramlaxman Jeet
        May 29, 2015 at 11:56 pm
        Amit SHAH SAYS THAT BEEF SHOULD NOT BE BANNED IN ALL THESE STATE. SO HE HAS AGREED THAT BEEF COULD BE EATEN IN DELHI . I AM ORDERING 100 plates of "SPCY BEEF TIKKA MA. Y BEEF KABAB " for Minister naqvi and family and friends. When did he stop eating beef? What wrong if any one ate beef or mutton or even CHIC(ken). There is no need to go all the way to stan. When you could order tasty Beef dishes in Delhi" INDYA IS OUR COUNTRY . Jai Bharat WHAT IS NEXT BAN ON FOOD PRODUCT?
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          Ramlaxman Jeet
          May 29, 2015 at 11:10 pm
          I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER TEN PLATES OF Y BEEF TIKA MA FOR THE MINISTER Naqvi and his close friends. IT WILL DELIVERED TO HIS HOME IN DELHI. HAI RAM what next to ban, Eggs, Chics ( Chickens) mutton, fish the list goes on and on. Jai Bhatatmata
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          1. Syed Muniruddin
            May 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm
            Instead of taking urgent steps to address miseries of farmers and poorer sections of the state, newly elected Govt. in Maharashtra is trying to please non-farming community through ban on beef. A bull which is old or gone lame, is worth 10 to 15 thousand rupees. After every three or four years, a farmer has to sell his old bullocks and purchase younger ones, which presently cost around 20 to 25 thousand rupees. Unmindful of this basic economic, the Govt has now put an avoidable burden on the farmers, majority of them happen to be Non Muslim.
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