Beef sale hurt my religious sentiment: petitioner Parimokh Seth

  • Tarun Upadhyay, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2015 17:47 IST
By an order of the Jammu and Kashmir high court beef has been banned in the state. (Abid Bhat/HT Photo)

Parimkosh Seth, who filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), seeking implementation of the provisions for the Ranbir penal code banning sale of beef is a member of the youth wing of the BJP. His advocate Sunil Sethi is a spokesperson of the state unit of the BJP.

Parimoksh , member national executive BJP youth wing, though says he filed PIL as his religious sentiments were hurt on seeing the open sale of beef in some pockets of Pahalgam in the Kashmir Valley and incidents of cow slaughter in the Jammu region in 2014.

"I was hurt and shocked to see the sale of beef in Kashmir in violation of law. It was then I decided to file a PIL, but has got nothing to do with my political beliefs," he said.

A practising lawyer, Parimoksh filed the PIL in 2014, the year when incidents of cow slaughter were reported in Bani and Patnitop areas of the Jammu region, resulting in communal tension. He said it shouldn't be given any religious colour.

"Even my Muslim friends congratulated me after the court order. The order would in effect promote more harmony as it bans hurting the religious sentiments of one community," said Parimoksh Seth.

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