IIT Madras students organise beef fest inside campus to protest Centre’s new rules on cattle slaughter

This comes after similar beef fests were organised in various parts of Kerala by the Congress and the Left to protest the Centre's ban.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:May 29, 2017 11:56 am
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Around 50 students of IIT Madras participated in a ‘beef fest’ inside the campus to protest the Centre’s recent decision to ban trade of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, news agency ANI reported. The development comes on the heels of a raging debate over the issue which intensified further following a row over a Youth Congress activist butchering a calf in full public view in Kerala.

A case has also been registered against a Youth Congress worker Rijil Makulti and his accomplices for slaughtering a calf in public in Kannur during the beef fest on Sunday. Condemning the incident, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, “What happened in Kerala yesterday is thoughtless,barbaric& completely unacceptable to me & the Congress Party. I strongly condemn the incident.” Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Youth Congress workers have been suspended and that such elements have no place in the party.

Earlier, the beef fest was organised in various parts of Kerala by the Congress and the Left to protest the Centre’s ban. Activists of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, opposition Congress-headed UDF and their youth wings took out marches and organised these fests across the state, where beef is widely consumed.

Expressing strong disapproval of the Centre’s move, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also slammed the BJP-led government at the centre and the RSS, saying there was no need for the people of his state to draw lessons from New Delhi or Nagpur on their food habits.

With inputs from agencies

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  1. R
    Ram
    May 30, 2017 at 3:11 am
    These are not real talented IIT students from Science/Technology departments, buy from newly introduced social sciences in IIT-Chennai by conress/Sibal to facilitate entry of likes of Kanniah/Umar who otherwise cant compete with brightest students entering science/engineering stream. That is why only in this particular IIT you see Ambedhar-Pariyar or some other casteist/maoist/left students like Kanniah doing involving in such acts. Sibal tried to make a JNU out of IITs by introducing social science there. You also see some dimwit IT professor in Delhi from such department writing BS in papers also. Please dont confuse these social sciences left/casteist thugs with real talented IIT students. They have no time for such nonsense!
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      Ram
      May 30, 2017 at 3:26 am
      Also they may include some under performing students who have no hope of passing out of IIT so they involve in such activities to kill their time. Government should look at admission process if only teh best are being admitted? Even among general merit, you may have some one like kejirwal somehow managing admission backdoor! What do you expect such fellows to do when they know it is impossible to cope with rigorous IIT curriculum,
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      Kumar
      May 30, 2017 at 2:20 am
      .. so these IIT students are protesting against a ban that does not exist? Must be the dim ones who get in through reservation and not on merit.
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        mahound
        May 30, 2017 at 1:30 am
        maha-mad' s followers having a great day. I offer the maha-mads pork, have pork like the maha mad did.
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          m.narasimhan
          May 29, 2017 at 11:40 pm
          dear sir,these youngster of i.i.t chennai always a habit of abusing professors those teach them to get better results even these students paste posters collecting money that is paid for their carriers showing castes as medium as if they are from downtrodden why the govt.is giving them seats to study is the question&these students totally spoi the name of i.i.t,if they oblige with the cons utional laws laid by govt.let their stipend&other benefits they get also be suspended because the gains are cons uted in govt.laws which they break since it is high time to give t.c or dismiss them is the only way to protect the dignity of i.i.t,they seem to be cowards eating beef fest conducting inside i.i.t if they have arranged outside they would have arrested for disobeying laws of the govt.what invention&researches were done by them except doing non-sense things which is not in use for studies are they politicians to study research or refuse civil laws if so they should be punished for
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            Jay Smith
            May 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm
            It is easy to slaughter and eat rather than do something constructive. Thank God most of these will emigrate and leave the country.
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              Swadeshi
              May 29, 2017 at 9:08 pm
              People who are in IIT should focus on science and how to solve various emerging problems. Why they are wasting a seat , their time and energy for such rubbish cause...this they could have done without Joining IIT also... such a waste of opportunity
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                George
                May 30, 2017 at 12:07 am
                You ask yourself why so much energy is wasted by you and the ru dispensation on the hapless COW. Engineers are not merely for engineering; they live in a society and are citizens. When their rights are encroached upon they have a right to protest. God save the cow!
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                  Ram
                  May 30, 2017 at 3:18 am
                  social sciences department reserved thugs with no career future are not engineers!
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                countk99
                May 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm
                All these protestors are reservation candidates where other caste paid the taxes for the free education, hostel, and money for expenses. These fellows don't have shame accepting them but don't want to give respect for others sentiments.
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                  EVM SELECTED FEKU
                  May 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm
                  con-st-itu-ti-on has no word reservation but has given representation means if india has 100 rs by population sc/st has 25 percent so govt gives them 25 rs proportionately to their population , if u r higher caste still u have 50 rs given - now 25 rs is theirs and they r using means they are educating on 25 percent sc/st taxpayers money only not u r open caste tax payers money ok u r 50 is with u - so compete in u rcategory and get lost
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                    Amrbish
                    May 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm
                    But if i am belongs to high caste, I earned INR 50 by hard work while reserved person only demands due to their population, why? they too work hard and earn 60 INR, why they keeps eyes on my hard earned money... to increase the population is your own problem..if you have not money to give good food and education then do not bread ...but what is this you bread your population and wants money from us to survive your child..this is a begging in simple words
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                      EVM SELECTED FEKU
                      May 29, 2017 at 10:14 pm
                      @ ediotic b@stard ambrish - govt does not give u r money but tax payer money tax is same for everybody , u r 50 remains with u - but beggers are sanghi temple priest living on dakshina of devotees like u - but sc st work in fields gutters roads - u r sucking sc st obc blood from last 5000 yrs
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                        mahound
                        May 30, 2017 at 1:20 am
                        Maha-mad made u brain dead as he rap ed your conscience. So d first mullah of the world made u incapable of reason and converted u into ha te mon keys.
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                          mahound
                          May 30, 2017 at 1:23 am
                          Maha-mad chea ted u. U believed in his fake revelation and u accepted his false teachings. Fu ck off mullah , shame on your di rty beard.
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                          Amrbish
                          May 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
                          yes..they all are beggars
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                          sanjay shrivastava
                          May 29, 2017 at 7:28 pm
                          At that time there were ritualistic practices like animal sacrifices, with which Brahmins were identified. Buddha attacked these practices. There were sacrifices, which involved 500 oxen, 500 male calves, 500 female calves and 500 sheep to be tied to the sacrificial pole for slaughter. Buddha pointed out that aswamedha, purusmedha, va eya sacrifices did not produce good results. According to a story in Digha Nikaya, when Buddha was touring Magadha, a Brahmin called Kutadanta was preparing for a sacrifice with 700 bulls, 700 goats and 700 rams. Buddha intervened and stopped him. His rejection of animal sacrifice and emphasis on non-injury to animals umed a new significance in the context of new agriculture.
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                            Swadeshi
                            May 29, 2017 at 9:05 pm
                            Please be contemporary... don't go 2500 years back to prove your point. My point is student of IIT madras should be focusing on finer elements of astro- physics , climate change and how to deal with it, How to reduce the impact of pollution and pesticides on food , how we can conserve water and energy and produce clean driking water from sea cheaply.. rather than that they are wasting time , energy and resource which they could have done from outside also. Why they joined IIT and wasted a seat ...rather somebody more deserving should have joined and contributed to science.
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