Close to hundred Bengalureans took part in the protest against Dadri lynching, at an event organised in Townhall in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
According to messages about the protest sent through social media, the plan was to eat beef to mark the protest, similar to the ones that took place in Kerala and New Delhi last week.
However, beef was missing, but the spirit was quite alive.
Bengalureans protest against dadri killing was not very 'beefed-up'
People from Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samithi, Karnataka State Dravidar Kazhagam(KSDK), women's organizations, agricultural workers union, other political organisations and non-government organisations participated in Wednesday's protest.
Only a handful of the protesters brought beef PC- Varkey Parakal
Swarna Bhat, member of Karnataka-based agriculture union said, "I am a vegetarian, but I don't find it right when somebody is subject to discrimination because of their food habits. We live in a democracy and people must have the freedom to eat what they want."
Syed Naasir, one of the protesters said, "If people are targeting those who eat meat because they consider it is against the "Hindu" culture, then there are lots of things that should be banned. Government can't sell shoes, belts, bags,wallets and for that matter even consumables like sugar and gelatin should be banned."
Janakiraman President of KSDK (Dravidar Kazhagam) said, "We have read that brahmin community used to consume beef centuries ago. Now, what is recorded as history cannot be wrong and so there is no basis for any such group to attack meat-eaters."