Kerala: Youth Congress workers booked for slaughtering calf in public

The CPI, however, criticised the killing of cow in public by Youth Congress workers.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 28, 2017 8:10 pm
cattle slaughter, kerala cattle slaughter ban, sale of cattle for slaughter, kerala beef fests Kochi: Youth Congress organised Beef Festivals in front of Ernakulam BJP office in Kochi on Saturday. PTI Photo

A group of Youth Congress leaders reportedly slaughtered a calf in public and distributed its cooked meat at beef festivals in Left-ruled Kerala on Sunday. The video of the slaughter was shared by BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan on twitter, saying it was the “peak of cruelty”.

Opposing the the government’s decision to ban sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, several youth groups of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF and Congress-headed UDF opposition have organised beef festivals across the state.

The CPI, however, criticised the killing of cow in public by Youth Congress workers. “It is a thoughtless act and it will only help Sangh Parivar outfits. It is sad that Youth Congress activists stooped so low for publicity,” CPI(M) member of Parliament MB Rajesh said. Youth Congress activists, on the other hand said, it was a natural form of protest. “The Centre is denying food to the people, it is the biggest cruelty,” Youth Congress leader Rejil Makutty said.

Kannur police, meanwhile, have registered a case against district president of Youth Congress Rijil Makkutty and others following a complaint filed by the Yuva Morcha. They were booked under IPC Section 428 and section (ii) of the PCA Act 1960.

CPI today alleged the Central notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter was part of the Sangh Parivar conspiracy for a “Hindu Rashtra.” “Sangh Parivar is trying to force vegetarianism. This is part of their Hindu Rashtra conspiracy,” CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy told reporters here.

It is a “most unwise” decision and the party condemns it, he said adding the course of agitation on the issue would be discussed at the CPI secretariat meeting on May 31. The decision by the Central government was to “attack certain sections of society – Muslims and Dalits, whom the Sangh Parivar hates,” he charged.

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  1. Venkat Pokkunuri
    May 30, 2017 at 5:37 am
    this cong pig should face a hugry Tiger/Lion; so that, he will see who can eat whom ? Tiger/Lion will eat these cong pigs fresh and live; they richly deserve that; animal ility is an established psychological disorder; these must be arrested and jailed for 5 years.
    1. Sathian Thonoor
      May 29, 2017 at 10:26 pm
      The LDF and the UDF are in compe ion with each other as to who is the real or true protector of the minority community - to be blunt - the "Muslims" (who as per the latest census do not deserve to qualify as minority)... Vote Bank Politics does have a vital role to play as far as Kerala is concerned... Majority community - go for a toss!
      1. R
        May 29, 2017 at 6:25 pm
        Those who did cruelty to animals and those who eat beef should be given severe punishment including imprisonment by law. India should be regarded as Hindu country instead of a democratic country. By eating beef this Kerala youths are insulting the Hindu religion as well as doing cruelty to an innocent animal.
        1. V
          May 29, 2017 at 8:46 am
          As a malayalee and a human iam ashamed of such inhuman acts of congress....and communists support....
          1. Syed saleem
            May 29, 2017 at 6:08 am
            If the Indian states can not procure cattle from the neighbouring states for their meat consumption, then they must have the right to import cattle from overseas, cir venting the central central government regulations. A South Indian leader in the 50's tried to import rice without seeking permission from the central govt/bureaucracy, and forced the govt. to act reasonably. Many cons uent states of Indian Union have have ports and have been trading through sea routes for centuries. Cattle exporters from Australia, Argentina and other countries will be very much wil to supply live cattle. The beef produced in these countries is of excellent quality surpassing even India beef quality. One hopes that religiously inclined Indian Central govt. will have no objection to consumption of imported beef by Indian people of whatever religion or atheists who relish it.
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