Hang Those Who Eat Beef as Status Symbol: Sadhvi Saraswati

Reacting to the sadhvi’s remarks, Congress asked the BJP-led Goa government to lodge an FIR against her.  

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Amid the raging debate over cow slaughter and consumption of beef, a sadhvi attending a meet of various Hindu outfits in Panaji, Goa has said those who consider eating beef as a status symbol should be hanged.

The remarks made by Sadhvi Saraswati, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, in Panaji on Wednesday evening, triggered a sharp reaction from the Congress, which said her speech would spark communal hatred, and asked the BJP-led government in Goa to lodge an FIR against her.

I appeal to the Government of India that those people who consider eating the meat of their own mother as a status symbol should be hanged.
Sadhvi Saraswati

“They (those who eat beef) should be brought before the public and hanged, then only people will know that it is our duty to protect ‘gau mata’,” she said while commenting on beef consumption during the inauguration of All India Hindu Convention at Ramnathi village

Sadhvi Saraswati, president of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti of Chhindwada in Madhya Pradesh, also wanted Hindus to keep arms in their homes to protect themselves.

If we do not stock arms, we will be destroyed in future. Today, Bharat is under attack from all directions. Efforts are being made to separate Kashmir from Bharat and also stop the Amarnath pilgrimage. Bharatmata-Gaumata are being censured.
Sadhvi Saraswati

Slamming the demand by some political parties to ban the outfits calling for the creation of the “Hindu rashtra”, she said they should realise that no power in the country can prevent Hindus from establishing the “Hindu nation”.

She said “there is no such thing as saffron terrorism,” adding that "saffron means a dedicated life for the nation and dharma."


Nearly 130 Hindu organisations from 21 states and countries including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal are attending the four-day convention, its organisers said. Reacting to the speeches made at the meet, All India Congress Committee secretary Girish Chodankar questioned the Manohar Parrikar-led state government's silence over them.

The statements provoking communal hatred were made during the convention. The state government has become a party to the entire programme by maintaining silence and allowing it to continue.
Girish Chondankar. All India Congress Committee secretary

He said the government should have taken suo moto cognisance of the comments by the sadhvi and filed an FIR against her for ‘hate speech’.

(This article has been edited for length)

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