Don't lose track of the beef discussion so easily.
Check the links if you wish, but I will quote the relevant figures.
1) India ranks 49th in a list of 49 countries
for beef consumption
2) In case it is felt that the above statistic is because of poverty or hunger, you will find that India has over 280 million cattle
, and has 15% of the world cattle population
India has plenty of cattle, but Indians in general do not eat them. This statement is no big deal. Everyone knows that Hindus have a thing against eating beef. Any reference to any medium with info about India will tell you this, and tell you this fact without rancor or criticism.
So if an Indian complains that he cannot get beef in India he has a valid complaint, and the reason is well known and widely accepted. Such Indians exist and are part of India.
But what if an Indian complains that his inability to get beef in India has something to do with discrimination against other faiths? That is the exact context in which the discussion about beef came up in this thread.
Let me quote the first time beef was brought into the discussion
.this idea of "fundamentally accepting of all faiths" doesn't square with a lot of the reality on the ground. If the premise were real, then we wouldn't have beef being banned,
See what I mean? The alleged (and false) "unavailability" of beef in India is being quoted as an example of intolerance of Hindus to other faiths.
An Indian who alleges that lack of beef in India is proof of discrimination against other faiths surely has an agenda that goes beyond the yearning for beef. Who else would want to use beef availability as a stick to beat Hindus or India with? It occurs to me that a person who fundamentally has something against Hindus will complain that the relative lack of beef in India is aimed at making people of other religions suffer.
But this specious intolerant argument is tolerated by the very people who are accused of intolerance. Indian tolerance tolerates the intolerant, but they don't know a good thing when it hits them in the face.