AUDIO: Muslims can live in this country, but will have to give up eating beef, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

By: and |
Chandigarh | Updated: October 16, 2015 6:03 PM

‘Democracy has freedoms, but those freedoms have limitation... can’t hurt another’, Manohar Lal Khattar said.

manohar lal khattar‘Democracy has freedoms, but those freedoms have limitation… can’t hurt another’, Manohar Lal Khattar said. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

Describing the Dadri lynching incident as “wrong” and the “result of a misunderstanding”, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said Thursday “Muslims can continue to live in this country, but they will have to give up eating beef” because “the cow is an article of faith here”.

Khattar, who completes one year in office later this month as the head of a BJP government, told The Indian Express in an interview that the cow, the Gita and Saraswati were articles of faith for the majority in the country, and that Muslims would not be violating their religious beliefs by giving up beef.

Listen to Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar saying Muslims have to give up beef

“Muslim rahein, magar is desh mein beef khaana chhodna hi hoga unko. Yahan ki manyata hai gau (Muslims can continue to live in this country, but they will have to give up eating beef. The cow is an article of faith here),” Khattar said, responding to questions on how he viewed the Dadri incident and whether or not such incidents would communally polarise the country.

Read full report HERE

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1MoUs worth more than Rs 14k cr signed before Vibrant Gujarat summit
2NCR’s toxic air: SC hints at forming task force
3Parliament Winter Session 2021 Live Updates: Suspended Rajya MPs likely to speak Naidu for review today