Eating beef in India
This world is a very strange place. On one hand, we read stories of amazing feats, inspirational people and progress and development in fields of science and technology that makes us wonder about the capabilities of human beings.
On the other hand, almost daily we read about the depths of cruelty, brutality and bestiality we can sink to. I recently read a news report from India where a man and his son were attacked on the suspicion that their family was consuming beef .
The 50-year-old man was beaten to death, while his 22-year-old son was severely injured by the villagers. The attack was instigated by the local Hindu priest who spread the rumor in the temple and almost 100 armed men broke down and entered the house of the Muslim family.
Cows are considered sacred by most Hindus. Feeding a cow is seen by many Hindus as a way to make gods happy and get one’s wishes fulfilled.
I am not sure if there is a nationwide ban on killing cows but things can often get ugly in small towns and villages if people of other religion are caught consuming beef.
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