I will attack stupid and backward sentiments among Hindus and Muslims

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Justice Markandey Katju

Some people said that I should not hurt Hindu sentiments by saying here is nothing wrong in eating beef.

But that is precisely what i will do.

While I respect sentiments which are rational, I will attack sentiments which are stupid and backward, both among Hindus and Muslims.

What is wrong in eating beef ? Most of the world eats it—Americans, Europeans, Africans, Arabs, Chinese, Thais, Australians, etc. Are they all wicked people, and we alone saints ?

To those who say that cow is our mother my reply is : do you drive your mother out of your house when she is old ? Most cows are driven out once they are unable to give milk, and left to starve. Do you starve your mother when she is old ? I have seen cows eating garbage and filth on roads, and even polythene bags which results in a painful death. I have seen cows on roads with their ribs sticking out because they had little to eat. Is this the way these cow lovers treat their mothers ?

Moreover, how can an animal be a mother of a human being. If it is said that cows are mothers because they give us milk, then goats, buffaloes, yaks, camels, etc are also mothers as humans drink their milk too.

Similarly, I will attack feudal, backward practices like burqa and oral talaq among Muslims.

We must spread scientific and rational thinking among the masses, and attack feudal, backward ideas, like belief that cow is holy..

The real problems of the country are socio-economic—massive poverty, unemployment, price rise, healthcare etc. The politicians, who talked a lot about ‘vikas’, etc cannot solve these real problems. There has been no vikas. So they try to divert our attention by such tactics for vote bank politics.

Of late communalism is being spread even in rural areas by certain vested interests. The patriotic, modern minded people should fight against it, and expose the nefarious aim of certain politicians.

The above content first appeared on Justice Katju’s Facebook page.

6 COMMENTS

  1. You– ” To those who say that cow is our mother my reply is : do you drive your mother out of your house when she is old ? Most cows are driven out once they are unable to give milk, and left to starve. Do you starve your mother when she is old ? I have seen cows eating garbage and filth on roads, and even polythene bags which results in a painful death. I have seen cows on roads with their ribs sticking out because they had little to eat. ”
    Still y eat beef , instead of y worry .
    Only to blame others .
    But what y r trying to say right , I agree with u .

    • Just think how cows are conceiving and giving birth. Is she conceiving only from one bull or different bulls. Anybody can imagine our mother do like that? This will be spoiling actual Hinduism

    • U weak people, because he is bada aadmi u blindly support this Kaum-drohi Katju because of such type of man we became palm-handler before American and weaknead before China. To melignee Hindu sentiment such type of people spreading that Hindu were cow eater. That is absolutely wrong. Such type of b##tard people praise Akbar instead of Maharana Pratap and Auranjeb instead of Shivaji so that u people will remain ghulamghulam always. Katju like men always lick foreigner instead of praising Indian worriers. If beef was eaten then how come now Hindu not eating beef now how it become.

  2. I agree 100%. However this article is in English. Those on the other side of the argument, who will be able to comprehend this, wont be affected, and those who will, will have no effect. Dadri barely speaks English, no one will be affected there.

    The politicization of this incident is ongoing and only possible because of the coverage it is getting. You stop the coverage, and the politicization will go down, the incentive for riot mongers will evaporate. The reason for this incident (which I am sure is not one off), is because of the vicious cycle of symbiosis between news that sells and people that can be polarized. With elections looming and BJP losing some steam it becomes imperative for them to reclaim the disillusioned voter. They cant claim development this time, they are already in power, so the tried and tested polarization technique will be employed.

    On religious fundamentalism (the non political variety), like USA wont change after shootings, we wont change after religious riots. You take the guns out of gun shootings and deaths will stop. Similarly, you take religion out of religious riots. But that is easier said than done in this country.

  3. dear friends, I have one request please don’t denigrate my mother to an animal and to elevate an animal to my mothers stature, I don’t care what you eat.

  4. While I respect sentiments which are rational, I will attack sentiments which are stupid and backward, both among Hindus and Muslims.
    The patriotic, modern minded people should fight against it (tactics for vote bank politics), and expose the nefarious aim of certain politicians. – Justice Markandey Katju.

    And I like the statements 🙂

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