Four Kashmiri students arrested for allegedly cooking beef at hostel

Soon after some students as well as locals assembled in front of the Mewar University and demanded action against them.

Written by Mahim Pratap Singh | Chittorgarh | Updated: March 17, 2016 5:41 am
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Police arrested four Kashmiri students in Chittorgarh on Tuesday for disturbing public order, a day after they were involved in a scuffle with some locals, who alleged they had cooked beef in their hostel room.

Police said the meat did not appear to be beef. A Mewar University official said they have a policy against cooking or serving non-vegetarian food on campus.

The four students — Shakib Ashraf, Hilal Farukh, Mohammad Maqbool and Shaukat Ali — were released on bail Wednesday after being presented before the magistrate. The students were also charged with assaulting a journalist and damaging his equipment.

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“It was a preventive arrest. We had to arrest them because they were resisting interrogation. There is no case against them regarding the meat as prima facie the meat was not beef. It was not even any other prohibited meat. We are fairly certain about that. But since we are not experts, we have sent it for forensic testing,” Chittorgarh SP P K Khamesara told The Indian Express.

Khamesara denied local reports that the students had been beaten up. “In fact, the students beat up a journalist who has filed a police complaint. The journalist has filed a case against unknown Kashmiri students for assault. But he has not named anyone. We are yet to investigate that so that has nothing to do with the arrest,” he said.

The students were arrested Tuesday morning and spent the night inside the lock up at Gangrar police station, police sources said. Monday night’s scuffle happened after some locals alleged that the students were cooking beef in their hostel room. The university has about 700-800 students from J&K, many of whom gathered as word spread.

Some right-wing groups also reached the university and raised slogans against the administration, according to local news reports. Police subsequently brought the situation under control.

“We have students from 23 states. It is like a mini India. Sometimes, these small scuffles happen because people are from different socio-cultural backgrounds,” the university’s media liaison officer Harish Gurnani said. “We have a policy against cooking and serving non-vegetarian food inside university premises. But the police is investigating the matter. Initial probe has found the meat was not beef,” he said.

 

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    Jai Kumar
    Mar 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    For Sanity's sake a man has a right to what he eats in the privacy of his home . This is over the top . Even in Dubai you can buy and eat pork in your place . Have we gone bonkers
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      Adrian Akau
      Mar 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm
      The strict beef law has turned people insane for even suspecting beef possession or cooking. Perhaps insanity over beef is the intention of this law.
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        ams
        Mar 17, 2016 at 2:12 am
        In a democratic country, Govt has absolutely no right to tell people what to eat or not.
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          SUNNY
          Mar 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm
          hitler raj MODI U R DAYS A NUMBERED
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            alvi
            Mar 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm
            most of the hindus eat and export beef. samjhe
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              mark
              Mar 17, 2016 at 10:17 am
              What kind of country India is becoming. We have police in our food, we have police in our speech, we have police who decides whom we can love and whom we can not, and worst of all, we have thought police. And all because we voted for BJP.
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                Bijan Mohanty
                Mar 17, 2016 at 6:35 am
                You BJP people and the BJP govt. is doing nothing except raising trivial issues like beef and temples. Time to abandon you.
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                  Biltu
                  Mar 16, 2016 at 11:38 am
                  WELCOME TO SAUDI INDIA.
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                  1. D
                    davidb
                    Mar 16, 2016 at 2:29 pm
                    You people are crazy! Beef? Really? How did it hurt?
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                      Damien
                      Mar 17, 2016 at 7:30 am
                      A "little India" university allows only veg? Then it is not a little India, non veg food is legal in India. FYI, that university will never be a major player with such ic restrictions. Student were arrested preventively because they didn't want to answer to question about meat they cooked that "didn't look like beef" according to the police. Seriously? This is a joke? Actually it doesn't stop there: the police sends the meat to a lab to see if it is beef or not... waste of tax payer money. Just try it and you would know if it is beef or not.
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                        pundit
                        Mar 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm
                        Just think of those four innocent young men, their fault is they dared to cook meat inside their room. Where are we leading. Thank God BJP isn't in power in my state.
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                          srq
                          Mar 17, 2016 at 6:01 am
                          Hindus who have problem with beef eating so much should stop goin to countries like usa to beg for job from beef eaters..udhar to chuha ban jate hai
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                            srq
                            Mar 17, 2016 at 5:48 am
                            How can u gather right wing goondas and kashmiri kids only on suion..let law take its course..no wonder those guys stil dont feel welcome in rest of india
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                              srq
                              Mar 17, 2016 at 5:45 am
                              Modi govt and RSS chadi iy@s have come to power for the sole reason of disturbing peace i. India
                              Reply
                              1. S
                                srq
                                Mar 17, 2016 at 5:58 am
                                No problem with Modi being pm..myself voted for him..dint vote for ch@ddi iy@ RSS to rule over indians...never again
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                                  srq
                                  Mar 17, 2016 at 5:57 am
                                  So if they voilated hostel rules..lets cal iy@ ch@ddi goondas and thrash them...arrest them and put thwm in lockup...wah!
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                                    srq
                                    Mar 17, 2016 at 5:55 am
                                    Tu test karte reh...iy@ ch@ddi
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                                      Loveall
                                      Mar 16, 2016 at 11:52 am
                                      Beef is not only cow ,buffalo is also beef. Now the tricky part is bjp has banned beef (cow) and they harr who ever eats beef ( buffalo) on the same hand they export beef becoming second biggest exporter. The only way to over come is to ban beef in both cow and buffalo till that time Muslims will be killed and harrased in the name of beef. The best part is Al Kareem is biggest beef exporter in India and it's runned by the sabarwals .........If bjp is really so concerened it should shut down these exporters
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                                        BharatK
                                        Mar 17, 2016 at 7:47 am
                                        What is forbiden by law, one must respect. There are other meats, enjoy them. Why create trouble for you, and for others? Anyhow, eat vegetarian and live longer and healthy life.
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                                          Craig Murray
                                          Mar 17, 2016 at 4:06 am
                                          Hi Billion or so Indians. Listen, just have to tell you, as long as you place arguing beliefs in supernatural beings over the individual and their rights of self-determination, nothing will get any better. Ok, great, you all have your belief systems, dozens of them, all wonderful, hey, it's not science or reason or logic but you like it anyway. Great, try this. Try having a country where you keep it to yourself. Neat idea eh? Your religion, all of its restrictions and laws and demands and funny outfits or anything else you may have, keep....it....to....yourself. Now let's say that I believe in an invisible guy who lives in the sky and grants wishes, but, he also demands I wear a chicken on my head and keep an old dish towel in my pocket. Those are my beliefs, I need to keep them to myself, not force them on other people, not make laws about my chicken, and, most importantly, stop demanding everyone respect my dish towels. You don't want to eat beef, here's a neat idea. Don't eat beef. You don't want to eat pork, guess what, same thing, don't you do it. You only want to eat vegetables, wonderful, knock your socks off, only eat veg. just realise if you ever want your country to grow into something amazingly good, stop demanding others behave and think like you.
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                                            k.j.jose
                                            Mar 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm
                                            Will the B.J.P mention about beef ban in the election manifesto Kerala. Their alley Vellapally Nateshan has public ally confessed that he eats beef. Is Kerala out side India? Why this B.J.P guys follow double standard with regards to beef and cow.? There is a limit for political opportunism.
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