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Beef row:Right to food for happines

CJI Thakur

New Delhi:Chief Justice of  India T S Thakur gave statement in intolerance debate during Human Right Day, ” every person has the right to eat a particular kind of food for “happiness.” This CJI’s remarks came in the wake of the recent controversy over consumption of beef.

“I want to eat a particular kind of food. If you allow me to eat, it gives me happiness. Anything that makes me happy is the companion of my human rights, but happiness should not be sadistic. It does not incite violence and anything that is harmless and gives happiness should be treated as human rights.

He made the remarks while referring to the expression — the Right to Equality of Opportunities in Pursuit of Happiness — used in the US Constitution and said, “it embraces all human rights”.