Diet and diktat

Print edition : November 27, 2015

In a school in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, a 2011 photograph. BJP-ruled State governments have stopped eggs in their midday meal programmes in schools. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

At a leather fashion show in Chennai. Even as the Sangh Parivar's vigilantism has grown over the dietary practices of communities, there is hardly any campaign from it against using leather and dairy products. Photo: Bijoy Ghosh

Extremist and ill-informed political positions of the Sangh Parivar with regard to cow slaughter and extreme vegetarianism not only alienate the minorities and meat-eating Hindus but restrict individual liberties even at the dietary level.
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