“They can be Muslim even after they stop eating beef, can’t they? It is written nowhere that Muslims have to eat beef, nor is it written anywhere in Christianity that they have to eat beef.”When asked about his views on the Dadri lynching incident, Khattar not only dismissed it as a “misunderstanding” but also put a part of the blame on the victims too. “It should not have happened – from both sides.” According to Indian Express, Khattar claimed that the victim made a “halki tippani (loose comment) about the cow which hurt the sentiments of people who subsequently attacked him. In his interview, Khattar almost tried to sympathise with the mob that lynched to death Mohammed Ikhlaq in Bisada village of western Uttar Pradesh.
But Khattar’s comments has already given India’s twitterati a lot to talk about.
If anyone has been hurt by my words, I am ready to apologise to them: Haryana CM ML Khattar on his statement on beef/Muslims— ANI (@ANI_news) October 16, 2015
Is it the meaning of #ACCHEDHIN ??? “Muslims have to give up beef to live in country: Haryana CM Khattar” How can he decide? #BeefPolitics — Anubhuti Goswami (@AnubhutiGoswami) October 16, 2015
Leaders must choose words carefully or they do?Muslims can live in country but have to give up eating beef:Haryana CM|http://t.co/WHazVDeIuf— Umong Sethi (@Rudraputr) October 16, 2015
Haryana CM Khattar should insist Government prints list of ‘Dos & Don’ts’ for Indian Citizens on citizenship documents. — Tushar Arun Gandhi (@TusharG) October 16, 2015
Have U gone mad,constitution allowed us,who R U? Muslims must give up beef if they have to stay in India: Haryana CM http://t.co/W5s1OzIIQf — Shiv Kumar Yadav (@sky11157) October 16, 2015
Haryana CM is wrong.He should respect the constitution & not dictate terms to any community for living in India. https://t.co/XFDpqsdZgF — Partap Singh Bajwa (@Partap_Sbajwa) October 16, 2015
Thought greying hair was an indication of maturity. In case of Haryana CM that is not the case #BeefPolitics #failedmodisarkar @AssamPYC — Aditi Sindhwani (@agosind) October 16, 2015
आज पता चला भारत खट्टर के “बाप” का है.. Khattar To Muslims: Live In India But Give Up Beef http://t.co/uH4hPSHx8I — Shaila_anchan INC (@anchan_shaila) October 16, 2015
Goats can live in this country but they will have to start behaving like cows: Haryana CM — Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) October 16, 2015
If Haryana CM would have said “Politicians can stay in India but must give up Corruption” then India would be with him! — deepak pande (@deepakpande77) October 16, 2015
Heil Hitler! http://t.co/otyIoeikyZ — SuperTramp (@vivekbbhatia) October 16, 2015