Religion: Dispute

Hindus are idolaters, and would die rather than eat the sacred flesh of cow or bull. Moslems are beef-eaters,* and abhor idolatry. Last week Swami Shradanand, noted Hindu Brahman, sat down to discuss religious matters with one Abdul Rashid, a Mohammedan, at Delhi, capital of British India. Soon they disagreed. The courtly Swami ("Lord") Shradanand sought to avoid dispute by requesting the Mohammedan to call again when they might discourse with cooler heads. Abdul Rashid, vitally vexed, drew a revolver and shot the Swami dead, was captured, jailed.

*According to the Hidayah all...

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