Minority min bats for majority’s sentiments
Against the backdrop of the row on <g data-gr-id="24">ban</g> on beef, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Monday said the sentiments of majority community should also be respected.
Heptulla, a former Congress leader, also accused the previous Congress-led government of talking only about the sentiments of minorities.
"I have one principle in life, I should not hurt anybody's sentiments. You are talking about the sentiments of <g data-gr-id="26">minority</g> community. Shouldn't we also think of the sentiments of the majority community," Heptulla said when asked about the ban on beef in some states during a press conference organised on the occasion of inauguration of Central Waqf Bhawan here.
The minister said there are people who have special feelings for <g data-gr-id="22">cow</g>, and those sentiments of the majority community should also be respected.
"What is there, after all, in food? You can eat anything. But if you are prohibited to eat one thing why should you feel so hurt? By hurting some other people's sentiments you eat it, it is not fair. I am of that view,” she said.