The issue of eating beef has been ceaselessly exploited by vested interests of every flavour: in particular, by the left-wing elite as a litmus test for tolerance. However, no less a person than MK Gandhi had said, "Cow-protection is the dearest possession of the Hindu and heart...No one who does not believe in cow-protection can possibly be a Hindu." So, was the doyen of non-violence also an early proponent of intolerance?
Shrisha Rao is a computer scientist in Bangalore, India.
Shrisha Rao received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of <br> Iowa, and before that his M.S. in logic and computation from Carnegie Mellon <br> University. He is a professor at IIIT-Bangalore, a graduate school of information technology in Bangalore, India. Dr. Rao is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is also a life member of the <br> American Mathematical Society and the Computer Society of India.
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