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The News Minute | September 24, 2014 | 07.300 am IST

Some People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists have been booked by the police for disrupting peace when their attempt to celebrate ‘Vegan Id-uz-Zuha’ sparked anger amongst residents in Bhopal.

PETA activists gathered in front of Tajul Masajid on Monday carrying signboards about ‘Vegan Id’, said the Hindustan Times.


One activist who was dressed as a lettuce had her placard reading 'Make Id Happy for all - Try Vegan'. Residents, however reacted angrily to PETA’s activists shouting back slogans of their own: 'PETA go back' and 'Mazhab mein dakhal-andazi band karo' .


Things turned for the worse as the crowd hurled footwear and threw stones at the activist. It was only when the police was called in that an activist was taken away from the crowd which was pelting stones at her.

Muslims and local residents later objected and demanded action against PETA for its behavior and the choice of venue since it interfered in the religious activities of a community, said the report.

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