Security stepped up at Kerala House amid rumours of ‘beef fest’

Kerala House Resident Commissioner Vishwas Mehta had sought more security for the state guest house to protect it from "groups with vested interests", who could create trouble over the ongoing beef controversy.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 10, 2017 7:58 pm
kerala house, delhi kerala house, beef fest, beef festival rumours Kerala House Resident Commissioner Vishwas Mehta had sought more security for the state guest house to protect it from “groups with vested interests”, who could create trouble over the ongoing beef controversy.(Express Photo)

Security at Kerala House on Jantar Mantar road here was stepped up following reports of a political party planning a ‘beef festival’ there in the evening. Delhi Police said they received an information from Kerala House officials about the matter and security was stepped up as a precautionary measure.

“We were alerted by the Kerala House officials about an unverified information they received that some people belonging to a political party were planning to celebrate beef festival there at 6.30 PM.

“So we have deployed police force to handle them,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police B K Singh.

Police sources, however, said the information appeared to be a rumour. There was report that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has planned a ‘beef festival’ at the Kerala House in the evening.

kerala house, delhi kerala house, beef fest, beef festival rumours Two years ago, Kerala House was mired in a similar controversy after the Delhi Police raided its canteen on receiving a complaint that it served beef.(Express Photo)

Party MP D P Tripathi, however, termed the report as “baseless”. Last week, a “cow vigilante” group, claiming to belong to the Bharatiya Gauraksha Kranti, allegedly barged into Kerala House to protest the beef festivals recently held in the southern state.

Kerala House Resident Commissioner Vishwas Mehta had sought more security for the state guest house to protect it from “groups with vested interests”, who could create trouble over the ongoing beef controversy.

Two years ago, Kerala House was mired in a similar controversy after the Delhi Police raided its canteen on receiving a complaint that it served beef. However, the Kerala government and the canteen authorities denied the charge, saying it was buffalo meat.

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    Ajay Nair
    Jun 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm
    When can we have draw Mohammed festival in Kerala?
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      chitta
      Jun 10, 2017 at 11:09 pm
      Hindu are coward people. They afraid Muslim which is 20 percent of total populatn. But now there is no option. Hindu either Live with Muslims and call them brother or Leave India.
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        Paddy Singh
        Jun 10, 2017 at 10:26 pm
        Basically Indians are so idle with doing nothing, rumours and spreading them is all they do. Look out on the streets, any town, city or village one finds hundreds of thousands just hanging around.
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          Roby Mani
          Jun 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm
          What is the need for all this publicity after all eating of buffalo meat which is also referred to as beef is not illegal in Delhi. All non vegetarian restaurants in Kerala serve beef and is part of most parties held there. These BJP goons are just waiting for a photo opportunity to barge into some place and get maximum publicity from it. I for one am a beef eater and relish the dish. In case you Brahman zealots do not want to eat it: you are at liberty to do so. i do not propose to shove it down your throat. But please do not come preaching to me as to what to eat or don't want to eat . That may force me to shove it down your throat also.
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            Paddy Singh
            Jun 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm
            the fore fathers of these Brahmin s ate beef and cow beef.
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              Indian
              Jun 11, 2017 at 12:55 am
              your fore fathers did not eat western medicine. there fore you must also not eat any western medicine. Just eat herbs and leaves to cure your illness.