A Hindu man in New Zealand is demanding a supermarket to pay for his flight to India so he can "cleanse." His demand came after he mistakenly ate beef mislabeled as lamb which he bought from the said grocery store.
Jaswinder Paul moved from India to New Zealand twenty years ago and wishes to go home to New Delhi so he can be purified after mistakenly eating the beef, as per New Zealand news site Stuff on March 11. Paul bought the meat from Countdown Blenheim last September 2018 thinking it was lamb. He only discovered the meat was in fact beef after he had eaten some of the contents.
"According to my religion, I have to go back to my country and do sacred things for four to six weeks, and be purified by priests, so I can continue on my religious path," Paul was quoted as saying. "It's a long process."
Eating the meat broke his religious vow, as per Paul, since cows are considered sacred in Hinduism.