The Express published an article on the predictable community backlash to the Bank of England's refusal to pull its £5 polymer bank note. -Editor
HINDUS are furious over the Bank of England’s blunt refusal to withdraw the £5 polymer banknotes which reportedly contain traces of tallow.
The Bank of England (BOE) announced today that it would press ahead with the new £5 note and the new £10 note, despite serious concerns raised by the Hindu community.
It's caused a backlash from the Hindu comunity as tallow is rendered from beef or mutton fat.
Consumption of beef is banned from entering Hindu religious centres. And cow, the seat of many deities, is sacred and has long been venerated in Hinduism.
The BOE decision has left many from the religious community fearing that they are being ignored and disrespected.
Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that it was shocking for Hindus all over the world that the BOE refused to respect the hurt feelings of their community and decided to
continue with the "objectionable polymer banknotes."
To read the complete article, see:
‘Utterly unacceptable’ Hindu fury as Bank of England refuses
to pull £5 polymer bank note (www.express.co.uk/news/uk/768364/Utterly-unacceptable-Hindu-fury-as-Bank-of-England-refuses-to-pull-5-polymer-bank-note)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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