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Groups Says Vegetarian McDonald's 'Humiliate Hindus'

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Hindu nationalist group Swadeshi Jagran Manch is threatening to protest two recently-opened vegetarian McDonald's in India, which happen to be near religious sites. Despite the fact that the restaurants are totally vegetarian out of respect for the religious nature of the locations — most Indian McDonald's serve chicken and lamb but not beef — a spokesperson for the group told The Daily Telegraph the restaurants are an "attempt not only to make money but also to deliberately humiliate Hindus."

The two restaurants are located in Katra and Amritsar, sacred to Hindus and Sikhs respectively. Swadeshi Jagran Manch takes issue with the fact that a company that makes money off beef/meat consumption would open so close to these places and attempt to make profit off pilgrims.

· McDonald's Facing Hindu Protests Over Restaurants [Telegraph]
· All McDonald's Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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