Good question. In a similar vein what gives the majority a right to deny the right to public fornication, an act enjoyed by a minority ? what gives the majority a right to deny abortion, euthanasia etc ? why is hate speech not allowed ?
Before chastising Hindus, I have to applaud the Hindu majority for making India a republic.
In a nation like India, where 80% of Indians are Hindus, then as per democracy, the will of majority is supreme, and can trample the rights of minorities. However, by making India a republic, the rights of minorities have been preserved and the supremaacy of mobocracy has been curtailed.
Banning cow slaughter - is a right demanded by the majority, which the minorities have acquiesced too, in return the majority has allowed the minorities to practise what they deem fit.
So while western countries continue to liberalise, India continues to stagnate into a morass of religious fanaticism and state imposed dietary restrictions. Great, definitely sounds like the sign of an emerging superpower!!
Should popular sentiment be the only basis of making law?
I take it you come from one of the BIMARU states then?
What does this has to do with Can Restaurants in India Legally Serve Beef?
dont go off-topic and attack ones nation and govt since you cant defend yours or the point made,
You told there is no law to prevent the selling of DOG as FOOD and i pointed out why that is and you go on ranting about the superior western culture, I rest my case here and you can continue blabbering bye.
* It is the west which have carried out humanity's largest massacre be it in name of Nazi or Other.
* It is the west which have carried out largest killing of people till date be it Afghan,Iraq,Libya,Pakistan and other.
The only difference in top 2 point is
1) You killed your own people through WAR and Ethnic Cleansing
2) You stooped killing inside your people and started killing people in other countries possibly developing countries.
And for the record you cant live in peace with 1 language, 1 Culture from north to south, 1 Religion whole country, 1 Race, 1-2 Human skin color and more important not even population of our 3-4 states combined still you require Mammoth chunk of budget to maintain your Police,SF and Home Land Security. if you are soo developed why you need this ?
Another facts of India We have more than 40 main languages spoken, We have almost 7 Religion widely practiced in India and worlds Greatest Religions where founded here, We have at least 3 Race of people, We have people from Fair to Dark and even Yellow, And worlds largest population because our govt may be corrupt but wont carry out silent killing of people in name of disaster and epidemic and new decease.
You didn't answer my question. Is majority sentiment the only basis for making law? The Holocaust was one example of laws being made and plans being executed on the basis of majority sentiment. The ban on beef eating is a similar, though less extreme case of religious persecution in the case of non-Hindus.
Ban on beef today, Muslim genocide tomorrow. Where is the line drawn?
In India, serving beef is illegal and restaurants are liable to face criminal charges. In Canada, you won't go to jail for serving dog meat.
That's the difference. State sanctioned persecution vs social unacceptability.
Just because we accept our self to ignore pork by respecting their sentiment of our Muslim brothers they do the favor to us, And again you know this is INDIA which has no state religion, Unlike many developed countries in west like UK,US etc which officially say they belong to certain faith, TRUE SECULAR STATE ? MY A$$
Hmmm no need to go to 5000 year old text you can just get the feeling of those who worship if you feel like respecting others else you can close the eye and ask demand proof of text and make things complex. What is important is that Hindus worship them and you know it and honor it it you like or ask for trouble.