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Non-veg ok, beef no: RSS leader softens stand on food habits

New Delhi: Softening its stand, senior RSS leader J Nanda Kumar said non-vegetarian food is not a taboo and cannot be banned in the country but beef should be avoided.

Kumar, head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) intellectual wing Pragya Pravha, hastened to add that this was his personal opinion and not of the Sangh.

He said his organization and several other Sangh affiliates are organizing a three-day conclave of intellectuals titled ‘Lokmanthan’ from September 20 in Guwahati to “celebrate the country’s diversity”.

Addressing a press conference, Kumar said the event will be inaugurated by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar there will be special emphasis on the culture of Northeastern states.

“Some inimical forces are running a sinister campaign against the unity of the country. With the conclave, we want to celebrate our diversity to strengthen our unity,” Kumar said.

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