Kerala calf slaughter: 8 suspended Youth Congress leaders arrested by police

The case against the Youth Congress leaders has been filed under section 120-A of the Kerala Police Act and could invite a jail term of one year and a fine of Rs 5000 if the accused are convicted

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 1, 2017 1:44 pm
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Eight suspended Youth Congress leaders including Kannur mandal president Rajeel Makkutty were arrested by the police Thursday for their involvement in the public slaughter of a calf as part of a protest against the Centre’s notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. The arrest took place on the basis of a complaint filed by the Yuva Morcha, the BJP’s youth wing, against the leaders for slaughtering a calf in an open truck in the public and later distributing its meat for free among the public in Kannur.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had condemned the act, calling it ‘thoughtless’, ‘barbaric’ and ‘completely unacceptable.’ The central leadership of the party also distanced itself from the protest.

“India’s ethos and the Congress party’s culture abjures any kind of violence or barbarism against every living being, much less the cow, which has a special place in the hearts and minds of people of India. The horrific incident in Kerala is reprehensible and absolutely condemnable… Such elements have no place in the Congress party,” Randeep Surjewala, head of the communications department of the party, said.

The case against the Youth Congress leaders has been filed under section 120-A of the Kerala Police Act and could invite a jail term of one year and a fine of Rs 5000 if the accused are convicted. The leaders were suspended from the party after videos of the slaughter went online.

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    Pankaj#1
    Jun 1, 2017 at 10:09 pm
    Dil ko sukoon Aaya.
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      PKR
      Jun 1, 2017 at 6:03 pm
      The congress has been poisoning the youth with its cynical politics of hate and division. The gullible mallus are bearing the brunt of it.
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        m.narasimhan
        Jun 1, 2017 at 5:47 pm
        dear sir,the arrested persons punishment should be severe with more fine otherwise they will comeback and do the same act very often it is their proverb orr janma marikkuma again to suck milk from it mother cow which is in distress after the rude mob killed its calf?even now the g mother of old age never allow anybody to fish in aruvikkara river because old religious mothers endorses the fishes are under direct control of bhagavathi amma&so no one dared to fish it is easier to observe anywhere in india that cows&baffalows&their services to human population is well known they provide power to pull carts&ploughs in fields milk for sustenance&dung for fuel manure as a friend to enchant children&whatnot&are seen in every huts humans live,why can't they included in the endangeared species when hyppo potamus are looks alike somewhat a bigger size but lives in water,from the late 70's kerala has become a place of maoists extremists,which saudi arab traders wish to destroy the land of gods,
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          Sivakumar
          Jun 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm
          Out of eight congressmen arrested, 05 members are from Hindus communities, there is no surprise that why? The chief minister is furious on Ctl Govt. ban on slahter , and also Highcourt of Kerala sarcastic interpretation of Ctl Govt ban, that 90 percent of Keralites eat beef, be it Christian , Muslims or Hindus, you will be surprise to see even Brahmins eat Beef, that's why? Mallus altogether boi , Shame on MALLUS.
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            Pradeep Chandran
            Jun 1, 2017 at 5:23 pm
            t is sad to see that in Kerala the media is reporting wrong on beef ban and political parties such as Congress and Communist is taking advamtage. Central govt never banned beef meat. God's own country is under treat. Hope Arnab highlight on this issue.
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              Kumar
              Jun 2, 2017 at 5:09 am
              Go over the countless videos of north indian culture, sanghis want this culture to spread in our gods own country. The influx of migrant north indians have created worst homicides that kerala was not prone. Rape, manslaughter, intimidation of the poor are north indian way of life, I don't want it, hope neither do you. Imagine someone raping/kil your family members while they are on stroll, tel its their dress that got them raped or killed for ing into some weird accusation that sanghis spread. Its my state, my motherland and its my society and am not going to allow it to be poisoned by some brahmin fascist sitting thousands of kilometers away who wants us to follow what is ilks preach. The only thing we are related to those fascists is through nationality, the rest we are poles apart. Neither language nor culture, or custom we follow are like, leave the IQ part.
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                Kumar
                Jun 2, 2017 at 5:22 am
                Arnab's way of presenting his news, do you adhere to it. He is one of rabid dog. Show me anywhere debate is conducted in that manner, he is the judge, jury and executioner and doesn't allow sane voices. God forbade we as keralites get into that kind of rot were we don't distinguish between sanity and insanity in the name of religion and nationalism. Its Biogtry at its peek rather than religion, nationalism, and politics.
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                Vnk
                Jun 1, 2017 at 4:21 pm
                This Sonia Rahul hi barbarian Cong has no similarities with hi Cong.It has become an anti Hindu anti national communal party. Hinfus should never vote this party or it's Allies.
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                  mimi sur
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm
                  I was wondering why Kerala is a ISIS hotbed . Now after seeing this gory incident, I am clear why Kerala leads in ISIS recruitment . Kerala is another saudi arabia, but ruled by leftists .
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                    Maya
                    Jun 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm
                    Both are the same. Another name for Isis is leftist. Their ideology is the same.
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                      Sydu
                      Jun 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm
                      THE CULPRITS ALL ARE HINDUS AND IN KERALA HINDU EATING BEEF OPENLY. I ATE A BEEF MA IN A HINDU HOTEL AT KOCHI. THIS IS NOT ANY NEW.
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                        Mahabali Da
                        Jun 2, 2017 at 2:47 am
                        Before u speak ill of kerala , let me tell you something, when there was a silk route in north India and different cultures mixed and respected each other culture and coexisted , we in kerala had a pepper route from Europe to the muzris , we too co existed with Christians, Jews , Muslims, Buddhism, Jainism, Hindus, we were too multi cultural and respected each other , the point is we continue to do so. issis or whatever the checks and balances in our community was always valid, they don't work in our community and isis lovers they get radicalized and they move away from our community cause nobody accepts them . of course we are a community exposed to lot of these radicalized sections but even they know they cant survive with us. we don't entertain or protect them . so please don't lecture to us about being hotbeds of isis criminalization, they don't stand a chance and we the people of kerala know it well and always alienated such ideas. we are literate enough to know that .
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                        Kg
                        Jun 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm
                        Congress has gone too far this time.Even if 50 percent of 85 percent of India has reverence for cow, Congress has managed to personally insult and hurt 43 percent of Indians, which would form about 24 percent of vote share, of which even 10 percent are "undecided" or "swing" voter, that is about 2.4 percent swing away from Congress in one stroke!And it has not won over even .4 percent of swing Muslim/minority vote (9 percent vote share in total).It is it's biggest ever self goal in recent history,you will see the trailer in Gujrat elections.
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