Kerala: Beef fests organised to protest against Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter Activists of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, opposition Congress-headed UDF and their youth wings took out marches and organised these fests across the state, where beef is widely consumed. Follow our special coverage of Coronavirus pandemic in India and get news updates from around the world. is yet to float a new tender for procurement: official. A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes. The police, however, said nobody entered the premises and it was a peaceful protest. Beef festivals were held across Kerala on Saturday to protest against the Union government’s ban on the sale of all kinds of cattle for slaughter at … On Thursday, the protesters allegedly distributed milk outside Kerala House to express their anger over the beef festival that was recently organised in the southern state. If the contents are found to be true and if there’s criminal activity involved, action will be taken,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) B.K. Kerala House has written to the Delhi Police complaining about the protest staged by a group of self-proclaimed ‘gau rakshaks’ outside the premises on Thursday night. To no avail. The calf slaughter was committed in front of a huge crowd in Kannur on Saturday during the 'Beef Fest' held by the Left and Congress in Kerala to protest against the Centre's ban. Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler. And when both these elements combine in a foodgasmic way, it's super fun! A Malayali cultural organisation staged a silent protest in Frankfurt after being told to remove beef from their menu at the Indien Fest. This was in protest of the Kerala Police Academy’s decision to drop beef dishes from its canteen menu. The Kerala Samajam in Germany raised protests on this issue. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. However, some right-wing Hindu organisations raised objections over the menu, saying that serving beef was a "direct attack on Indian culture" and threatened to create a ruckus during the festival. Kerala Chief Minister took the lead to protest the move. We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. “We have written a complaint to the Connaught Place police station, besides urging senior police officers to take action against the protesters and seeking security to protect Kerala House from groups with vested interests,” said Mr. Mehta, adding that the State mission house should not be turned into a “protest venue”. That is because eating beef is part of the culinary habit for many in Kerala and the act by Youth Congress workers, at least in Kerala, will be seen as a protest against what is seen as Hindutva agenda – to impose some kind of a uniform civil 'diet' code. "I feel there is a lot of talk in the country to respect each others feelings and several organisations demand this in the name of secularism. Kerala beef curry dropped from Indian consulate’s food fest in Germany after VHP protests Facebook/Plato Pathrose news Controversy Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 14:49 The brazen act was committed in front of a huge crowd in Kannur yesterday during the 'Beef Fest' held by the Left and Congress in Kerala to protest against the Centre's ban. You can support quality journalism by turning off ad blocker or purchase a subscription for unlimited access to The Hindu. We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. 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Beef cooked in the open and Hindus and Muslims sitting together for a meal - this was how a section of people in Kerala protested today against the recent ban on the meat in Maharashtra. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. "None of us here have issues with beef consumption. Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com. *Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper, crossword and print. I should be given the freedom to eat whatever I want, even when I am eating this," said Ajith P from Kannur, who was at the protest of DYFI, the state CPM's youth wing, at Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.Sharing the dish with him was Ajeeth Muhammad. Another thing Kerala is known for is its love for protests and strikes. Kerala and beef are inseparable, and the two seem to land controversy every few often. Are IT project managers facing an existential crisis? In protest, beef fests were organised in Kerala and controversies followed. 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