Chandigarh, Oct 16: Even as the whole nation is coming to terms with the Dadri lynching incident where a Muslim man was killed on the alleged suspicion that beef was being cooked in his home, Haryana chief minister ML Khattar has stirred a controversy.
According to a report in The Indian Express, Khattar condemned the Dadri lynching incident and said: "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".
He went on to add that the cow, the Gita and Saraswati were articles of faith for the majority in the country and that the minority community would have to give up beef.
Speaking about the Dadri incident he said that culturally we are all democratic. "Democracy has freedom but those freedoms have a limitation," he said.
Meanwhile, after the Opposition questioned Khattar's comments, his representatives said that Khattar's comment was misquoted.