The new Uttar Pradesh government has shut-down essentially illegal slaughter house (not sure why they were operating in the first place). This has led to the expected shortage and a hike in prices. People are taking tofish instead and that is seeing a spike. There are reports that as this happened in the days before Navaratri when people load up on eating more meat than usual in preparation of the nine day Navaratri fasting when they are strictly vegetarian. But the slaughter house shutdown and the resulting price spike and shortages has totally disrupted their usual practice. Have you heard of something like this?
Source: The Hindu
- 30 Mar 2017
Dalits are Hindus too – they have equal right as any Hindu to visit any temple, to perform any ritual or take part in any religious festival. There were recent reports that during the five-day annual temple festival, the Dalits were denied entry into the temple. If we treat them badly Dalits could convert their religion or be pressured by outsiders into conversion. After his incident, there were reports that the Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamaat (TNTJ) distributed copies of the Quran to some of these Dalits, and also Christian missionaries approached them to try to convert them.
- 30 Jul 2016