Rishi Kapoor faces cow vigilantes’ ire for tweets on eating beef last March

Cow vigilantes and Bajrang Dal activists staged a demonstration against actor Rishi Kapoor in Hoshangabad on Saturday evening, where he had come to attend a function of a private college. The protest was against the actor’s remarks on beef eating made last year.
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor had last year posted on Twitter saying he had consumed beef, and questioned if that made him any less religious in response to protests over beef-eating.(Prodip Guha/HT File Photo)
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor had last year posted on Twitter saying he had consumed beef, and questioned if that made him any less religious in response to protests over beef-eating.(Prodip Guha/HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2017 08:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

Cow vigilantes and Bajrang Dal activists staged a demonstration against actor Rishi Kapoor in Hoshangabad on Saturday evening, where he had come to attend a function of a private college. The protest was against the actor’s remarks on beef eating he made last year.

The protesters assembled at Nehru Park crossing in Hoshangabad town where they shouted slogans against Kapoor and burnt his effigy. Many also raised black flags. The protesters said they were hurt by the actor’s remarks on beef eating and he should publicly apologise for the same.

Read | What I eat, drink or pray is none of your business: Rishi

Kapoor courted controversy in March last year when he tweeted, “I am angry. Why do you equate food with religion?? I am a beef eating Hindu. Does that mean I am less God fearing then a non eater? Think!!”

In another tweet, he said, “Knew this would go wrong! When did I say I have “Gau Maas” and I kill cows? Yes I eat beef where cattle are bred for food legally Not in India.”

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