IIT-B Professor Equates Vegetarians With “Militants”, Blames Casteism For Food Choices Of Hindus

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Professor of sociology at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) Suryakant Waghmare has equated vegetarians with “militants” (terrorists) amid the controversy over separate tables for vegetarians at the institute. In an opinion piece published in The Indian Express, Waghmare typically blamed the Hindu, more so the upper caste Hindu, for “militant vegetarianism” whose followers “seek to continually sustain the traditional ethics and aesthetics of segregation and hierarchy in food consumption”. He even blamed such vegetarians, who he has implied are upper-caste Hindus, for citing environmental concerns as the reason for being vegetarians.


Read more at: https://www.opindia.com/2023/10/iit-b-veg-only-tables-row-professor-likens-vegetarians-to-militants/

 

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  • 13 Oct 2023
  • WerIndia

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