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

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 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.