Constitutional imperatives don't allow beef eating: RSS

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 5 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday said that the constitutional imperatives did not allow beef eating. RSS' ideologue Rakesh Sinha told ANI that modernity and constitutional imperatives demanded that Muslims should stop eating beef. He made these comments while reacting on RSS' affiliate Muslim Rashtriya Manch's appeal to the Muslims to stop eating beef. "Even during the rule of many Muslim rulers, Muslims did not eat beef, they respected cows and they had adopted cows. I think the modernity; the cultural and constitutional imperatives demand that Muslims should stop eating beef and adopt cows," said Sinha. MRM leader Indresh Kumar has appealed Muslims to protect cows by opening gaushalas (cow shelters) and stop eating beef. Sinha backed the MRM's suggestion to Muslims on beef eating. "Muslim Rashtriya Manch's appeal to Muslims to stop eating beef and adopt a cow is in consonance with the cultural and traditional civilization of India," said Sinha. He, however, denied that the MRM was a minority wing of the RSS. "The MRM is not minority wing of the RSS but an independent organization which is inspired by the ideology of the RSS," Sinha told ANI. The MRM's two-day meeting in Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh, starts on Friday and it is likely that the body could air its official views on beet eating and triple talaq. (ANI)