Hindus served meat, sue American eatery
Serving meat-filled samosas to a group of vegetarian Hindus has landed a New Jersey eatery into trouble. They have sued the restaurant and asked for a...entertainment Updated: Jul 20, 2011 18:05 IST
Serving meat-filled samosas to a group of vegetarian Hindus has landed a New Jersey eatery into trouble. They have sued the restaurant and asked for a trip to India.
Reportedly, a group of vegetarian Hindus had gone to a restaurant, Moghul Express, to celebrate India Day. After being assured by the restaurant that the dish was vegetarian, the group tasted the samosas and complained about its filling. Following this, the angry Hindus sued the restaurant asking them to pay for their trip to India for a 'cleansing ritual', reports Newser.
Though the restaurant admitted to mixing the order and serving them meat-filled pastries, a Superior Court threw the case out last year.
Surprisingly, Pradip (Peter) Kothari, president of the Indo-American Cultural Society in Edison, supported the court's decision. he told Star-Ledger, "This is hypocrisy of religion and hypocrisy of the law. They can go to a temple here and ask God for forgiveness. God is not going to punish you for doing something unknowingly," reports Newser.Not deterred by the decision, the group appealed again and has got the go-ahead to sue the restaurant for a 'purification' trip to India.
First Published: Jul 20, 2011 17:25 IST