The Question of consuming meat and non-vegetarian foods has been object if much criticism since past several centuries. Even today though quite a large number of Hindus along with Muslims and Christians consume meat, there are large numbers of people who prefer to be strictly vegetarian throughout their life. For some it is a religious injunction to abstain from non-vegetarian food. Whereas some make it a political issue saying Garv se kaho hum shakahari hain! (i.e. say proudly we are vegetarian). Those who insist on being pure vegetarian, feel that it is ruthless to kill the animals for feeding ourselves.
The topic of this article is "Is Non - Vegetarian food permitted or prohibited for a human being?" It is not "Is Vegetarian food better than Non-Vegetarian food?"
If I prove that mango is a better fruit than the apple, it does not mean that apple is prohibited for a human being.
Let us first understand the meanings of certain terms
DEFINITION OF 'VEGETARIAN'
(a) The word