The north Indian students, reportedly aided by the ABVP, are firm on their demands for the principal of the college to be suspended.
Cow protection groups, including the “Gau Raksha Abhiyaan”, have alleged that the beef in Goa is brought from illegal slaughterhouses in Karnataka, a charge denied by Goa Qureshi Meat Traders’ Association president Manna Bepari.
Given that consumption of meat is higher in the winter months when large number of tourists descend on Goa, meat supplies are expected to be badly hit.
The victims said three others, who came to rescue them, were also beaten up, police said, adding that their ordeal ended only when police arrived at the spot.
The meeting saw those involved in small-scale meat business — traders, farmers, biryani sellers and transporters — sharing problems they faced after the crackdown and “fear of attack by cow protection groups”.
The double standards of the tourism sector towards foreigners continue with the minister’s comments on beef
Peeping into the kitchens of individuals is a violation of the right to privacy, argue advocates
“The judgment will have some bearing on these cases,” the bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan remarked while hearing cross-appeals against the Bombay High Court order decriminalising possession of beef in case the animal was slaughtered outside the state even as it upheld the ban on slaughtering of milch cattle.
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said in a written reply that the Government of India was not a respondent to the case hearing which the Rajasthan High Court advised the state to declare cow a national animal.
The government must rethink the wisdom of its notification on the sale of cattle
Ajgaonkar claimed that the Centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter has had no impact on the tourism sector. “Beef is not banned in Goa. The tourists would get whatever they want to eat. They can eat whatever they like,” Ajgaonkar said.
The arrival of the kits will help the police to detect the meat on the spot rather than taking days to work on the case.
“We welcome the stand taken by the prime minister over the issue. Nobody has the right to take law in his hands in the name of cow protection. Lynching people is against the principles of Hindutva,” the Sena said.
“All this cow, Ram Mandir are part and parcel of the BJP agenda. The aim is to make India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’. The BJP has completely failed to provide jobs; BJP promised the creation of two crore jobs a year, they have failed to revive the economy”, alleged Owaisi.
“The bus was headed from Haridwar to Shimla via Saharanpur in UP and Jagadhri (Haryana). On receiving the information, we stopped the bus and questioned its driver and conductor. But they were not aware of who had kept the packet.” said a Sub Inspector