The principal was manhandled for denying permission to conduct the beef fest

Beef-fests in Kerala turn violent several students arrested
news Friday, October 09, 2015 - 09:49

Over the past few days Kerala college campuses have been witnessing rage over beef eating festivals.

After a controversy at the Sree Kerala Varma College Thrissur on Monday, where six leaders of the Student Federation of India (SFI) were suspended for conducting beef festival, which later resulted in clashes between ABVP and SFI, the state witnessed many campus clashes on beef festivals.

The beef festival conducted by SFI in the CMS College, Kottayam campus on Wednesday resulted in utter chaos after  the organisers allegedly assaulted college principal Roy Sam Daniel. Following that, eight students in connection with the incident were suspended by the college.

The principal was manhandled for denying permission to conduct the beef fest.

Later on Friday the Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit at Tirur, Malappuram also witnessed clashes over the beef fest after some BJP-RSS workers allegedly entered the campus and tried to burn the food served by fest organisers.

BJP’s district committee also issued a statement that beef is against the tradition of the college and serving it has to be objected to.

However some of the colleges like Ernakulam Law College, Maharajas College and Baselius College Kottayam witnessed peaceful beef fests though objections were raised by ABVP and BJP.

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