IIT Madras student thrashed by ABVP for attending ‘beef fest’

On Monday, 50 students of IIT Madras participated in a 'beef fest' inside the campus protesting against the Centre’s recent decision to ban trade of cattle for slaughter in animal markets

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 30, 2017 6:13 pm
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A day after students of IIT-Madras organised a ‘beef fest’ inside the varsity campus, a PhD scholar on Tuesday was assaulted allegedly by a group of ABVP members for attending the event. The student, identified as R Sooraj,  suffered severe injuries and also sustained a fracture in his right eye.  The AVBP members had also allegedly issued death threats to all the ‘beef eaters’ on the campus. They had reportedly filed a complaint against the fest on Monday.

On Monday, protesting against the Centre’s decision to ban the trade of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, 50 students of IIT Madras participated in a ‘beef fest’ inside the campus.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Madras High Court had granted a four-week stay on the Centre’s decision to ban the sale of cattle meant for slaughter. The Madurai bench of the high court sought responses from the state government and Government of India on the issue.

The Centre’s move had generated strong response from politicians across the country, particularly in Kerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. ‘Beef fests’ have been organised across the country in protest against the Centre’s decision. In Kerala, Youth Congress Workers and organisations associated with the Left took out protest marches against the government. Beef was cooked and freely distributed to the public at many places.

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    Imran
    Jun 1, 2017 at 12:51 am
    Dear Muslims of India Look how your compatriots belittle you and your religion. It's time for you and all muslims of India to fight a civil war and seek independence from the brutal oppressive Hindu Rashtra also known as India. Muslims of India unite lets rebel against this Hindu country and send all the Hindus to drown in Indian ocean
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      Narendra Kv
      Jun 1, 2017 at 10:14 am
      Dear Administrators / Editor, This comment is seditionist. It is meant to create hatred against muslims in India. Please delete this comment.
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        Imran
        Jun 1, 2017 at 6:13 pm
        Dear Muslims Please find this Narendra KV and send a piping hot of beef siri paaye to his home. Also you may send his family including wife and daughter to the rape capital of India for pros ution. Although he is a sissy Hindu Brahmin there is no harm in cutting his and feeding it to a cow.
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        Mohin Akhtar
        Jun 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm
        Sahi Kaha Naredra Bhai Imran.....pyar baatna seekh warna tujhme aur unme kya farak reh jayega. Is desh mein abhi bhi sahi samajh rakhne waale log hain. Is link ko dekh lena aur padna isko dhyan se. s: sites.google /site/myworldwillhavepeace/Lets-Make-This-World-A-Better-Place
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          Mohin Akhtar
          Jun 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm
          s: sites.google /site/myworldwillhavepeace/Lets-Make-This-World-A-Better-Place
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            Abani Kumar
            Jun 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
            Love you Bro.. I am a Kshatriya.. But I have grown up with my muslim friends, go to eat Iftaar, he joins me in my Ganpati immersion.. Insaaniyat koi bhi Mazhab se bada hota hai..
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          KailasK
          May 31, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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            Siva
            May 31, 2017 at 11:08 am
            The population of Muslims and non veg eaters are increasing in this country.The country wil become a Muslim country and nobody can avoid eating beef or anything.
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              chitta
              May 31, 2017 at 10:04 am
              Thus ABVP or other Hindu organizations are nothing but cowards. They cannot stop Muslims from eating beef so in frustration they beating their own people. Hindu afraid of Muslims.
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                Narendra Kv
                Jun 1, 2017 at 10:15 am
                Dear Administrators / Editor, This comment is seditionist. It is meant to create hatred against muslims in India. Please delete this comment.
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                Shiva
                May 31, 2017 at 9:52 am
                Govt has just made a law keeping environment in consideration, it is virtually impossible to implement it but the question is what was the need to kill a helpless calf in public and stream it live on media? it just shows the Great respect they have for the law of land and respect for their co- citizens.. Where are the so called animal lovers and activists.. It is also ironical that we have never seen or heard of "pork festivals" in this country... No body will die if they dont'eat beeef the soul purpose for these "Beef fests" is to show that the dont care about law or the sentiments of hindus... why there is so much noise for a stone pelter being tied to jeep but no questions were raised when 300000 kashimiri pandits were discarded from there??? All these issues are interconnected. Desh jag raha hai, Hindutva jag raha hai, we wil settle scores for all the injustices done to us.... accept it or br ready to perish... " hindu tan man hindu jeevan.. Rag rag hindu mera parichay""""
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                  chitta
                  May 31, 2017 at 10:08 am
                  There is no such thing as Hindu stan. India is secular country. Call it India not Hindu stan.
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                  HK
                  May 31, 2017 at 9:12 am
                  Sponsored Goons.. looks like they want to break India into many parts.. Hindu India, Muslim India, Left India, Dalit India and Kashmir etc. .. Before all of them co-exists in one India. God .. please save my country from these riot mongers... Ameen
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                    Pork Kabab
                    May 31, 2017 at 5:08 am
                    Let us know "Dharmo rakshati rak aha" :- Dharma protects those who protect it. Not protesting against injustice is injustice. We require sword to bring peace. Let them know Hindus will no longer tolerate challenge and they will be paid back in the same coin. Now I want to see Kerala Congress guys beaten black and blue. Har-Har Mahadev
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                      Jessica
                      May 31, 2017 at 7:58 am
                      Ohhhh cow pee drunkard. U want sword ha. Try it you u drunk. You will be sleeping with cows in their grave. Khaki chaddi, saffron cow pee drunkard.
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                        HK
                        May 31, 2017 at 9:17 am
                        "Now I want to see Kerala Congress guys beaten black and blue.".... next criminal forecast!!!
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                        James deacon
                        May 31, 2017 at 5:04 am
                        These abvp goons are going to get as good as If not worse than they give. Just wait.
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                          vk
                          May 31, 2017 at 6:04 am
                          Hahahaha Drama by Stalin and blame abvp what a shameless liars. Never question pork but wanna feast for beef any reason to show off ? liars thinks minorities have only right to rule and majority is clown business what a bogans. I will be happy to thrash those liars. Shameless Khujli spammers
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