On Tuesday, a PhD scholar was allegedly assaulted by a group of ABVP members for attending a ‘beef fest’. The student, identified as R Sooraj, suffered severe injuries and sustained a fracture in his right eye. The AVBP members have even alleged issued death threats to all the ‘beef eaters’ on the campus. Reportedly, they had filed a complaint against the fest on Monday.
50 students of IIT Madras on Monday participated in a ‘beef fest’ inside the campus, protesting against the Centre’s decision to ban cattle slaughtering.
The Centre’s move had generated a strong response from politicians across the country, particularly in Kerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. As a response, ‘beef fests’ have been organised across the country in protest against the Centre’s decision.