I am totally against ban on beef, for the following reasons :
1. It is entirely my business what I eat, and no one else's. I am not compelling others to eat beef, so why should they prevent me ? I have eaten beef on some occasions, and may again eat it if the occasion arises ( though ordinarily I do not eat it out of respect for my wife and other relatives who are conservative )..
2. I see nothing wrong in eating beef. A cow is only an animal, like a horse. To call it holy and our mother is silly. How can an animal be a mother of a human being ? To those who say that a cow is a mother because she gives us milk like a mother I ask : are goats, buffaloes, yaks, camels etc also your mothers ? Many people drink their milk too
3. Most people of the world eat beef---Americans, Europeans, Africans, Chinese, Arabs, Australians, Japanese etc. Are they all sinners and we Hindus alone saints ?
4. Beef is a source of cheap protein for people in Goa, Kerala and many North Eastern states of India, many of whose people are are Christians, e.g. Nagaland, Mizoram, etc Beef is openly sold there. If an all India ban is made, as proposed by some political leaders,many of these states will surely secede from India. Would that be desirable ?
So I am totally against the ban order imposed by some archaic law sought to be enforced by the J&K High Court