Till the Cows come Home

My very dear friend complained this morning about my lack of response on a post she had recently done about the lynching of the man in Dadri for allegedly eating beef, cow slaughter and the upheaval in all echelons of society, especially the targeting of a certain section of society based on their religion and eating habits. Commenting on politics and religion and social at a collective level, I have mostly refrained from, because I believe that the transformation at the individual level will bring collective transformation eventually.  All my efforts and sharing have always been about the changes we can bring about within ourselves as individuals.  Ever since seeing the madness of the 1984 riots in Delhi I have known that a mob has no religion! It does not matter whether someone claims to be a Hindu or a Sikh or a Muslim or a Christain, if he has been part of a mob that has victimized someone, however justified he may have felt then, there is nothing religious about him! Such acts cannot be condoned. Any justification of such acts is as inhuman. Coming back to cows …I have always felt a deep sense of restlessness whenever Beef eating was mentioned. Even though I am a vegetarian, I have cooked non vegetarian food, including chicken, fish, pork, prawns and mutton my entire adult life. I do not even observe special...

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