In a first direct statement by a senior VHP leader after Dadri lynching, Jain said VHP and Sangh Pariwar are aware that 2/3rd of Indian population is non-vegetarian and do not intend to change eating habits of people as being claimed.
“we don’t have problem with meat eating”. “What we want is a complete ban on eating of beef, as mother cow is the centre of faith for Hindus and it should not be hurt,” he said.
Surendra Jain also throw a challenge to writers who are returning their awards in order to protest the brutal killing of innocent Akhlaq over alleged beef eating, VHP national spokesman Surendra Jain on Sunday questioned the writers “Would they dare to go Saudi Arabia and ask for pork.”
“If they do so by eating pork in Saudi Arabia and return alive, I myself would welcome them, else they should stop being hypocrites,” said Jain, who is in the city for a two-day meet of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Writers such as Nayantara Sehgal, Ashok Vajpeyi, Sara Joseph and many others have returned their awards while criticizing the BJP-ruled government for not giving freedom on eating habits and killing the secular writers ( Rationalists writer MM Kalburgi killed by Hindu extremist).
Alleging that there are reports of cow-slaughter from various parts of this state, Jain said it looks as if a direct challenge is being thrown before Hindus. UP is fast becoming “Danga (riot) Pradesh”, he added.