BJP national secretary H Raja condemns beef fest at IIT-M

"What happened in IIT-Madras? JNU like situation is being brought into an institution of excellence,"  H Raja, BJP national secretary, said.

By: PTI | Kochi | Published: May 31, 2017 6:24 pm
beef fest, iit madras, india news, indian express news Referring to beef fest held at IIT-Madras on Tuesday, Raja said “it is very wrong to conduct the agitation within the campus.” (Source: PTI Photo)

Senior BJP leader H Raja on Wednesday warned against ‘provocation’ on the issue of cow slaughtering as he condemned the “beef fest” organised in the IIT-Madras campus. The Union government has stated that it would look into the grievances aired by states and organisations on the notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter, he said. “There are lot many appeals requests coming to the Centre. As Venkaiahji (Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu) has already said yesterday, Centre would look into those cases. If there is need for any rectification, that is alright. But provacating things…,” he said.

“What happened in IIT-Madras? JNU like situation is being brought into an institution of excellence,”  Raja, BJP national secretary, said.

Such a premiere institute should not be allowed to become another JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), he said referring to the issue of raising of ‘anti-national’ slogans there.

“The students can participate in agitation outside the campus. There is nothing wrong. I don’t object. But doing things…politicising and handing over an educational institution of excellence to lampoon elements, it is wrong,” Raja said.

He said animals were in the concurrent list and both the centre and state can legislate on any subject which was in the list.”And it is also clear if there is any difference of stand between the two, the Centre’s opinion shall prevail,” he said.

Referring to the beef fest held at IIT-Madras on Tuesday to protest the Centre’s ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter, Raja said “it is very wrong to conduct the agitation within the campus.”

He demanded suspension of the Dean (Students) of the IIT who allegedly allowed a section of students to organise the ‘beef fest’ protest inside the campus.

An IIT-Madras PhD scholar, hailing from Kerala, was assaulted allegedly by some students protesting his participation in the beef fest on Sunday.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had condemned the incident, saying it was unfortunate.

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  1. Machiraju Pakasasana Ramarao
    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:56 am
    Leftists have lost their iden y long back as " Communism" crumbled like a building of playing cards. I can tell you, communists ruled the West Bengal by brutal force and rigging. Today , Kerala HIGH court has expressed it's displeasure and asked to read the CENTRE's new rules once again when the youth Congress general secretary approached the HC through PIP. THE COMMUNISTS AND CONGRESS MOTIVE IS TO TARNISH THE IMAGE OF BJP'. SITARAM Y. at least keep quite, if you want Rahya SABHA seat, BJP MAY CONSIDER YOUR BEGGING , as begging is your "ISAM". But don't distort the facts. who cares whether that student in IIT-M EATS BEEF , PORK, OR KERALA STREET DOG ( poor and helpless Indian Kerala street dogs were killed in plenty by your CPM CHIEF MINISTER) . HAS HE JOINED IIT TO PURSUE STUDIES OR ENCOURAGING ANTI-BHARAT ACTIVITIES. NOW, NO MORE BEARING OF YOUR LEFTISTS MISDEEDS, MISBEHAVIOUR, AND HIGHHANDEDNESS. WE WILL REPLY YOU IN THE SAME WAY WITH MORE VIHOUR.
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      Aravind Chadalavada
      Jun 1, 2017 at 12:01 am
      We humans are the worst sort of animals on this planet. We are spoi our flora and fauna in order for material benefits. We are least bothered about fellow animals which are very much a part of this environment. We should be responsible towards the beings which can't raise their voice. Manava seva is forgotten at least let's involve ourselves in jantu seva in order to stop getting the animals called man being extinct.
      1. P
        May 31, 2017 at 9:59 pm
        Cows life is better than Human life in India
        1. R
          May 31, 2017 at 9:52 pm
          A person who takes years to complete his PhD, "scholar? Have the left and media inverted the meaning of scholar to duffer?
          1. Rishi Mukherjee
            May 31, 2017 at 10:06 pm
            If you do Ph.D. in India, you will know how long it takes. Stop concluding anything without even doing it.
          2. romeo romeo
            May 31, 2017 at 9:43 pm
            IIT-M is anti-national. People stop preparing your children for IIT's... LOL.. This would be tomorrows news. :)
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