The police team, after two hours of waiting, realised that the information was wrong.

The beef fest that wasnt Security stepped up at Kerala House in Delhi after rumoursSidheeq, Wikimedia Commons.
news Security Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 12:09

Kerala House, located at Jantar Mantar Road in New Delhi has been a centre of attention ever since beef became a subject of national importance.

In the latest instance, there are reports that security has been beefed up at the house after rumours surfaced that a political party was planning to host a beef fest in front of the building on Saturday evening.

According to Manorama Online, Delhi police got a tip off from Kerala House officials about the ‘beef fest’, following which security was stepped up to avoid any untoward incident.

The report quoted deputy commissioner of police BK Singh as saying: "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.”

According to a report in the Delhi edition of Mathrubhumi Daily, as many as 250 police personnel were deployed near the Kerala House and they were equipped with water cannons.  

Rumors were rife that Nationalist Congress Party was planning to conduct a beef fest outside Kerala House on Saturday evening. But NCP denied all such reports. NCP Kerala state president Uzhavur Vijayan and leader Mani C Kappan were at Kerala House on Saturday.

Kerala House Resident Commissioner passed the information to the Delhi police commissioner. Though Kerala House authorities told the police that the information was not confirmed the police personnel were deployed as a precautionary measure. The Resident Commissioner, owing to the rumours, had directed the canteen staff of Kerala House not to prepare beef dishes for Saturday evening.  

There were also rumours that some pro Hindu organisations were planning to organise a protest. The police team, after two hours of waiting, realised that the information was wrong.


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