Kerala Beef fests: Why are the seculars silent, says Yogi Adityanath

Kerala witnessed many “beef fests” where beef was cooked and served in protest against the Centre’s decision to ban trade of cattle for slaughter in animal markets.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: May 29, 2017 5:52 am
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Referring to “beef fests” in Kerala , Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said he did not understand why groups, who claimed to champion the cause of secularism, remained silent when it came to respecting others’ sentiments. Earlier in the day, Kerala witnessed many “beef fests” where beef was cooked and served in protest against the Centre’s decision to ban trade of cattle for slaughter in animal markets.

He called the “fests” unfortunate.

“Mujhe lagta hai is desh ke andar ek dusre ke bhavnaon ke samman ki baat hoti hai… bahut sare sangathan secularism ke naam par iss prakar ki maang karte hain. Lekin Kerala ki is durbhagyapurna ghatna par unke muh kyun band hain mujhe yeh baat kabhi samajh mein nahin aati… ve log is mudde par maun hain (I feel that there is a lot of talk on respecting each others’ sentiments in the name of secularism… But in Kerala, there is silence over this unfortunate incident…),” the CM said addressing the national executive council members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Lucknow. The ABVP’s three-day national executive meeting begins Monday.

CM said that the ABVP was the only student organisation that protested when such “mischiefs” were done on campuses sucha as the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and Hyderabad Central University.

CM said that nationalism was “basic tradition” of the country before which everything else was subordinate. CM said that this campaign could be seen in the country in various programmes run by the Narendra Modi government and working of other BJP led state governments.

CM said that it was unfortunate that after freedom no efforts were made to link education with nationalism and efforts were made to divide the education system on the lines of caste, region, faith and religion.

Yogi said that education could be the best tool to counter conspiracies to divide the nation and social inequality could also be removed by removing inequality in education.

“Equality in education is the first requirement at present. It could resolve various problems of the country,” CM said.

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    anil
    Jun 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    All Keralites do not eat beef,especially Hindus.Hindus of Kerala also revere cow.All these beef fests are being arranged by the so called minorities of kerala (they form 46 of the population)cautiously hiding behind the garb of secularists communists.But the tragedy is that the Hindus of communist congress parties in kerala has failed miserably to understand the tactic of the so called minorities.All these beef fests are arranged only to create an impression among North Indians that Hindus of Kerala are cowslaughterers.
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      Ranjith
      Jul 3, 2017 at 11:47 am
      Dear Anil, i am a Hindu from Kerala. We do not consider cow any sacred. If all there exist who does, they form a minuscule percentage of hindus. For us cow has been an animal just like a dog or cat. We really miss beef when we come to other states of India, but we respect your culture and never has felt any bad. But when you guys impose your food habits on us we really feel miserable. We have been eating beef since the time we know and we will. We are serious when we tell you not to dictate us what we should eat and how we should . Just stay out of our business.
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      Ameterasu Surya
      May 31, 2017 at 7:55 pm
      why is this comment section edited so bad, nothing can be understood by the reader.
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        Ameterasu Surya
        May 31, 2017 at 7:51 pm
        1. a ideology that killed 100 million people, biggest genocide worldwide, death toll higer than any fascist's distant dream- communists, is that party in kerala? yes they are ru & kil . 2. catholic preasts in rome known for child ual abuse & other ual abuses, is that in kerala? yes kerala leads & no one bats an eye. 3. Isis the most violent sect, terrorizing world with beheadings & slaves, is that in kerala? ya kerala has the highest isis recrutment in india. 4. Womans saftey is very questionable in some north indian states, is their a rape problem in kerala? yes, highest in india. 6. cruality to animals is a real problem in many parts of the world, is that in kerala? yes kerala leads in cruality againsts dogs, cattles, elephents etc 7. distruction of tropical rain forests & habitatas, rivers, kerala leads here again.with its forest mafia, sand mafia etc Kerala embodies everything wrong in this world, ashamed to be a malayali.
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          Peace
          May 30, 2017 at 5:53 pm
          Let's Celebrate Pig fest in stan. Where are Hindus doing in stan .? Hindus are slaves in stanand Muslims in India they have too much of freedom.given by the Muslim congress party
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            Peace
            May 30, 2017 at 5:48 pm
            Muslim in India should celebrate pig festively instead of beef fest.Because India does not like slaughtering cows in front of people. India belongs to Hindus. Muslim has to follow the rules
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