Even as a controversy rages over a man being physically assaulted by cow vigilante groups while transporting cattle in Alwar in Rajasthan, a law college in Kozhikode issues a memo to a student for allegedly bringing in and cooking beef at the campus.
Pulling up the student, the principal of Bhavanâ€™s NA Palkhivala Academy For Advanced Legal Studies and Research at Ramanattukara reports, issued a memo to student Sarjas TA, reports The Times of India.
Sarjas allegedly brought beef during the symbolic protest on campus organized by the Students Federation of India against the closure of the college canteen. In the protest, the students reportedly cooked rice, fish curry, chicken and sambar to distribute in the campus. Sarjas however says that beef was not there in the menu. Sarjas is also an activist of the SFI. The protest happened on March 20. In the memo issued by the principal, it is said that it has come to their notice that beef was brought and cooked in the campus, which is an â€˜unpardonable offenceâ€™. It also said that the student has created a tense situation by sparking communal violence in the campus.
Kerala is among the few states which has been resisting what many see as the beef politics of the Union Government led by BJP. The resistance from the state has been firm, with many protesters publicly serving and eating beef whenever instances of assault was reported from other parts of the country. Candidate for Malappuram by-poll N Sreeprakash even promised voters that he would give beef to voters on a platter brought directly from air-conditioned slaughter houses, if he wins.