Kerala Congress Youth workers arrested for holding beef fest ahead of PM Modi’s Kochi visit

The workers were arrested while they were cooking and serving beef, according to IANS.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2017 2:48 pm
gau rakshaks, Tamil Nadu officials attacked by cow vigilantes, Rajasthan cow vigilantes attack The Centre recently banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. (Representational Image)

Police on Saturday arrested 10 Kerala Youth Congress workers for allegedly holding a beef festival in the state in order to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kochi for inaugurating metro services. According to news agency IANS, the festival took place near Southern Naval Command’s air terminal just before PM Modi’s arrival. The workers were arrested while they were cooking and serving beef, according to IANS.

“The beef fest was conducted at Vaathuruthy, which is just 300 meters away from the Southern Naval Command’s air terminal. Ten workers were arrested while they were cooking and serving beef,” Vinoj A, Sub Inspector of Harbour police station, was quoted by The News Minute. He added the culprits were arrested as a precautionary measure. “The arrest was a precaution to avoid any untoward incidents that may cause disruption to the Prime Minister’s visit. They are in police custody now,” he told TNM.

The News Minute reported that the arrested workers were charged under Sections 283 and 142 of IPC, for allegedly causing obstruction in public way and for holding unlawful assembly. Officials further said the workers will be released only after PM Modi leaves the coastal city.

Ever since the Centre launched new rules regarding cattle sale and slaughter, several states, including parts of Kerala,  have witnessed numerous beef fests. The Assembly also held a special session earlier this month to pass a resolution against the Centre’s notification.

(With inputs from IANS)

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    KS KUMAR
    Jun 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    Congress and other secular parties want freedom to eat whatever they want. There was a news report that in Aligarh Muslim University they stopped serving breakfast and lunch during Ramzan period forcing non Muslim students also to observe fast. Why congress and other secular parties hold any food festival in AMU. Or such act will be communal. Shame on congress. Of course the youth leader of congress has only ideas of this kind.
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      bitterhoney
      Jun 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm
      When Vekaiah Naidu , a senior BJP minister, says nobody stops you from eating anything of your choice then why these arrests?
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        Antony
        Jun 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm
        do you believe a chaddi like venkaiah naidu? the plan is to completly stop supply of the meat ! when there is no meat then there is no use of banning it ! typical Chaddi deception! we are not going to bow to the diktat of a terror organization from nagpur or gujarat!
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          KS KUMAR
          Jun 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm
          Can any congress person or secular party can hold a pork festival. They can only insult Hindus but cannot say a work or do an act against Muslims. This is secularism.
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        Sanjivi A
        Jun 17, 2017 at 6:10 pm
        Congress is now putting the last nails in its coffin.
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          bitterhoney
          Jun 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm
          This beef festival may have been organised by RSS-BJP combine for polarising Hindu votes.
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          Vnk
          Jun 17, 2017 at 6:08 pm
          IE has wrongly written' new rules for and slaughter', while change is only for . Is it a deliberate mischief?
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            Nathan
            Jun 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm
            There are indications that the regulation on of cattle in mandi's is being amended. Where is the need for this tamasha and that too when the PM is arriving as the Chief Guest to inaugurate the Metro at Kochi? This appears to be part of the plan to insult the PM and nothing else.
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              Indian
              Jun 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm
              If any YOUTH CONGRESS or Kerala CHRISTIANS/ MUSLIMS have the COURAGE, let them HOLD a BEEF FESTIVAL in JDU-RJD-CONGRESS Ruled BIHAR or CONGRESS RULED Himachal Pradesh or Punjab or even 30 years CPM Ruled and presently TMC ruled BENGAL. ........... DO YOU HAVE IT IN YOU??
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                A. M.
                Jun 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm
                If any of the sanghi goons has guts, then call all your Hindu cow worshippers from Christian and Muslim before eating lands of West and middle East . Do you have it in you to provide money and employment to all of them ?
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                Ananthanarayanan
                Jun 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm
                Equating Cow slaughter with food habbits of people is equal to equating ..ual intercourse for population explosion. No government would like to deprive its citizens of food or mating habbits but if food habbits alter mating habbits of people, which in turn, leads to demographic alteration in this country then there will be a counter reaction as violent as cow slaughter. Nobody is responsible for this reaction. It's people's body chemistry which decides such reactive waves. Wise people keep quiet and adjust. Rest revolt.
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                  Ananthanarayanan
                  Jun 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm
                  Equating Cow slaughter with food habbits of people is equal to equating ual intercourse for population explosion. No government would like to deprive its citizens of food or mating habbits but if food habbits alter mating habbits of people, which in turn, leads to demographic alteration in this country then there will be a counter reaction as violent as cow slaughter. Nobody is responsible for this reaction. It's people's body chemistry which decides such reactive waves. Wise people keep quiet and adjust. Rest revolt.
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