Sitaram Yechury meets assaulted IIT Madras scholar following beef fest on campus

The PhD scholar was attacked on the night of May 28 by some students and lost partial vision aside from suffering multiple fractures on his face.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2017 6:44 pm
Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M), Beef fest, IIT Madras, ABVP, Kerala CM, Cattle sale ban, Cow ban, Indian express news, India news, latest news CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury. (Express Photo)

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury met the IIT Madras scholar on Saturday who was assaulted for participating in a beef fest held inside the institute’s campus on the night of May 28. Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of CPI(M), met research scholar R Sooraj at a private hospital today where he is undergoing treatment. The beef fest was organised to protest against the Centre’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets.

The PhD scholar was attacked by some students and lost partial vision aside from suffering multiple fractures on his face. After the incident, more than a hundred IIT students took out a protest march on Wednesday, demanding the expulsion of alleged ABVP sympathisers who allegedly assaulted Sooraj.

Meanwhile, police have booked eight IIT students, including Manish, for attacking Sooraj while a case has been registered against Sooraj on a complaint by Manish that he was assaulted.

The Centre on May 26 announced strict rules to prohibit sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter through animal markets. The ruling saw protest across Kerala even as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the CPM-led government would move court to challenge the Centre’s restrictions on the sale of cattle for slaughter.

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    Surya Narayana
    Jun 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm
    I purposely made it a point to gnome the STDs our Patriotic Sitaram has been relentlessly suffering ever since he joined JNU like Gonorrhoea, Syphillis , Granuloma Venerium , Lymphoma Granuloma Venerium and Herpes as he has been living with them as he was born with these trivial diseases! However , his stance of scratching his w body in general and his Ambothu Buddha Balls in particular due to a very powerful & dominant stain of Scabies makes him head and shoulders above many of his peers in CPI(M) who are ready to prostrate before any dog , including Sonia or Momota for that matter ! I ish Sita Good Luck as he is a vwey Wealthy man so far as the most shameful & heinous diseases are concerned ! Surya Narayana Venkata Nishtal Surya Narayana Venkata Nishtal an hour ago Pending Sitaram Yechury as an able leader of opposition must be given a third term by amending the party cons ution . But a certain amount of caution may be exercised keeping in view the advance stage of Leprosy the
    1. B
      Jun 3, 2017 at 8:31 pm
      Sitaram yachury should have cooked and Carry beef Biriyani to his beloved friend / student of IIT Chennai to show their solidarity for their noncencical act.
      1. N
        Jun 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm
        It seems the DNA of North Indian Sanghies got corrupted by Taliban DNA after 500 years of slavery under Afghan invaders & trying to talibanize the w India. These Hindu Talibans are now teaching Hinduism to real Hindus of Kerala forgetting the fact that it was Adi Shankaracharia of Kerala who revived Hinduism in North India after its death there in first century. And according to Adi Shankaracharya & many other texts of Hindu vedas, beef was used for food even by Brahmins. Its proofs are given below: 1. Adi Shankaracharya explained Brihdaranyakopanishad 6/4/18 as: ‘Odan’ (rice) mixed with meat is called ‘Mansodan’. On being asked whose meat it should be, he answers ‘Uksha’. ‘Uksha’ is used for an ox, which is capable to produce . 2. Apastamb Grihsutram (1/3/10): “The cow should be slaughtered on the arrival of a guest, on the occasion of ‘Shraddha’ of ancestors and on the occasion of a marriage.” (1/2) Continued......
        1. N
          Jun 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm
          (2/2) Contiuation..... 3. Rigveda (6/17/1): “Indra used to eat the meat of cow, calf, horse & buffalo.” 4. Rigveda (10/85/13): “On the occasion of a girl’s marriage oxen & cows are slaughtered.” 5. Vashistha Dharmasutra (11/34): “If a Brahmin refuses to eat the meat offered to him on the occasion of ‘Shraddha’ or worship, he goes to hell.” 6. Swami Vivekanand, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekanand, vol.3, p. 536: “You will be surprised to know that according to ancient Hindu rites and rituals, a man cannot be a good Hindu who does not eat beef”. 7. M mriti (Chapter 5 / Verse 30): “It is not sinful to eat meat of eatable animals, forBrahma has created both the eaters and the eatables.” 9. Maharishi Yagyavalkya in Shatpath Brahmin (3/1/2/21): “I eat beef because it is very soft and delicious.” So Modi should urgently impose a DNA test among these sanghies and himself than imposing any ban on others.