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Court Rulings: Of Eggs and Beef

The ruling by the Chhattisgarh High Court that eggs should not be sold in public places because it hurts the sentiments of vegetarians ignores the preferences of non-vegetarians. Another judgment by the Supreme Court upholding the ban on slaughter of buffaloes along with cows also protects the interests of a particular community. Is the court propagating high caste dietary preferences? In a secular democracy, the role of the judiciary should be to promote pluralism and coexistence rather than take sides.

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