I condemn the beef ban in Maharashtra.
I do not ordinarily eat beef out of respect for the feelings of my wife and other relatives, who are religious. But I have eaten beef in the past, and see nothing wrong in it. I may again eat beef if the occasion so arises
Much of the world eats beef. Are they all wicked people ? In fact people in some parts of India eat beef, e.g. in many North Eastern states as it provides cheap protein.
Those who raise a hue and cry against cow slaughter are not at all bothered by the suffering of tens of thousands of cows which are not properly fed. I have seen cows eating refuse and garbage. I have seen cows so thin that their ribs are protruding out of their flesh. But nobody is bothered about their suffering.
I am more Hindu than these so called champions of Hinduism, who really know nothing about the great Hindu intellectualism of the past, but only know how to whip up communal hatred.
I have studied, and truly represent, the great Hindu intellectual tradition ( see my article ' Sanskrit as a language of Science ' on my blog justicekatju.blogspot.in and the website kgfindia.com ).