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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              Ajeesh Mai Raizel
              May 29, 2017 at 6:07 pm
              dai naya yogi ....see up ...girls area getting raped in street ..then ome to kerela
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                Ajith Nair
                May 29, 2017 at 3:23 pm
                ഈ കാളേടെ മോന്‍ Yogiji ഡേഷ് മോന് എന്നാത്തിന്റെ കടിയാ... നമ്മ മലയാളികള്‍ ബീഫ് കഴിക്കും. പൊറോട്ടേം ബീഫും നമ്മുടെ ദേശീയ ഭക്ഷണമാണ്. അതില്‍ ഇടങ്കോലിടാന്‍ വന്നാല്‍ മോനേ... നിന്നെ അടിച്ച് അട്ടത്താക്കി വെട്ടിക്കൂടി ഫ്രൈ വെക്കും. Means: Yogiji says right things. we should respect eachother's sentiments and beliefs...
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                  Roger Myusikal Aurghasm
                  May 29, 2017 at 2:43 pm
                  Dear Vin Diesel of UP, We Malayalis regardless of religion eat beef,pork, mutton, chicken and fish since generations. We non-vegetarians of Kerala live in better communal harmony than your non-beef eater UP. If you feel offended when someone else eats beef, please stop poking into someone else's plate. And also request you to avoid trips to states like Kerala and Goa. We live in southern tip of India. Why do you get offended from a place which more than 2000 kms away?? Respect our culture . We are different from you. Dont try to force your culture and eating habbits on us. We are different from you in certain things. Lets stay united in this country with all our differences in place.
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                    Peace
                    May 30, 2017 at 6:29 pm
                    Nothing wrong eating beef. If you can eat meat and fish you you can eat beef ,pork, crocodiles, if you can tolerate you can eat anything that you like. It is nobodies business. But you cannot make a big thing out of it. You can not celebrate beef fest openly. India is a Hindu country .hindu has some rules and regulation you have obey it.If you want to stay in India.Beef is one of the testiest meat ,very soft and expensive. Beef burger test so good. Beef sausages also good.cows also has deseases and it is dengerous..so in India without checking one should eat beef
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                      Ranjith
                      Jul 3, 2017 at 11:59 am
                      Dear Peace, Beef fests were never organized in Kerala till the talks of banning it came in picture. We have been consuming beef since generations. These beef fests were organized after the hindus from other states started dictating us what not to eat. Stop poking into your plates. We will organize more beef fests if you try to bring a ban on our eating beef. We dont consider it any bigger crime than organizing any other food fest. In 90 percent of hotels u get beef here because that many people like eating it. As long as cow is not an endangered species protected under wildlife act, we wont give a dam for your silly supers ious sentiments. The hinduism practiced in Kerala never gave any significance to cow more than an animal. Yes it might be a hard truth for u that cow is no mother for us. None of the animals are. For us cow is as much an animal as dog, cat, hen or a goat.
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