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N.J. court reinstates Hindus' lawsuit against Moghul Express restaurant in Edison

indiaflag071911_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

At an India Day celebration in 2009, a Hindu group placed an order for vegetarian samosas at the Moghul Express restaurant in Edison. The restaurant in Edison has admitted it accidentally served meat-filled pastries instead of vegetarian samosas to the 16 Hindus whose religion doesn’t allow them to eating nonvegetarian food.

The Hindus claimed the experience has harmed them spiritually and monetarily. The unhappy diners sued in Superior Court, but it was dismissed.

According to an Associated Press report on FoxNews.com, an appeals court has reinstated their lawsuit, saying they can seek money from the Moghul Express restaurant to travel to India to perform a purification in the Ganges River.

According to The Star-Ledger, Mehul Thakkar, a spokesman for the Yogi Divine Society in Lake Hiawatha, said the purification ceremony lasts from three to 30 days, and that the cost of the trip can add up to thousands of dollars.

Pradip (Peter) Kothari, president of Edison’s Indo-American Cultural Society said he thought the lawsuit should have been dismissed, calling it hypocrisy, saying, “They can go to a temple or ask God for forgiveness. God is not going to punish you for doing something unknowingly."

The court says the Hindus can pursue a breach of express warranty suit because the restaurant said they were getting vegetarian samosas.

According to Dr. Jai Maharaj on Flex.com, millions of meat-eaters have made the personal decision to become vegetarians. Hindus become vegetarians for health and ecological reasons, along with it being an expression of compassion for animals.

 
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3 Monday, 01 August 2011 19:31
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All this 16 people ate at same time? blind leading blind.... If you are vegetarian you wouldn't know if you ate meat? At the current time Ganges river water more dirtier and infected with all sorts of germs then any object you touch. This is just another way for indians to get something for FREE!!!!! This is what makes us look like bunch of free loader.... people like them makes all Indians look bad across the globe.
2 Sunday, 31 July 2011 11:53
Osho Skies
So Muslims should not go to Mecca for pilgrimage, they can just go to a local mosque? So Christians should not go to Vatican to see the Pope, they can just go to a local church instead? The reasoning of Peter Kothari is presumptuous and blatantly outrageous towards practicing Hindus. Such intolerance should be shunned by one and all.
1 Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:26
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If Peter Kothari is not a practicing and a qualified Brahmin of any Sampradaya or lineage who is qualified to carry out "Shuddhikaran process" or the purification process, he is NOT qualified to tell the aggrieved to "go to a temple and ask God for forgiveness"! This is simply ridiculous and uncalled for for him to say, and is insensitive to the emotions of the Hindus who were given meat to eat.

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