New Delhi, Nov 21: Former chief justice of Delhi high court Rajinder Sachar has stocked controversy . Joining 'beef controversy' bandwagon, Justice Sachar said that more number of Hindus are involved in this trade than the Muslims.
Sachar who headed the panel that recommended quota for Muslims in 2006 gave this statement while addressing a three-day International conference on radical Islam at a college in Mathura.
Sachar was quoted by the TOI saying, "Almost 95% beef traders are Hindus. Still, a man was lynched in Dadri because he ate beef. This is the death of mankind and humanity. Eating habits have nothing to do with religion. Even I can eat beef".
Many prominent Muslim scholars were present in the conference including delegates from Canada, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Reportedly, all the speakers were taken aback by Justice's controversial statement. Even many of the teachers and participants stormed out of the venue soon after justice made the statement.
"The guests, scholars and intellectuals present at the auditorium got furious when Justice Sachar turned a 'pro-Muslim' topic into an 'anti-Hindu' one. We all have freedom of speech but one should carefully choose words while addressing a public gathering", one of the teacher Shiv Ram Bharadwaj said.