I’m a Hindu, and I have eaten beef, and will again eat it: Katju


Reacting to Naqvi’s statement that “those who want to eat beef must go to Pakistan”, former Press Council of India Chairman, Markandey Katju said, “I am a Hindu, and I have eaten beef, and will again eat it.”

Yesterday, Minister of state for parliamentary affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi justified the ban on cow slaughter and asked all those who wanted to eat beef to go to Pakistan.

“It is not about loss or profit… it is an issue of faith and belief. It is a sensitive issue for the Hindus,” Naqvi said at ‘Manthan’ conclave organised by TV channel Aaj Tak. “Those who are dying without eating beef, can go to Pakistan or Arab countries or any other part of world where it is available,” he said.

“Even Muslims are against it…” he said.

Katju took to his Facebook page to vent out his disagreement regarding Naqvi’s comments.


Naqvi during the on-stage debate was countered by AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi who asked whether the central government would impose blanket ban on beef across India, especially in states such as Goa, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala where a considerable number of people consume beef.