Mewat’s biryani samples had beef, say officials


Haryana’s BJP government had recently ordered the collection of Biryani samples from communally sensitive Mewat to check they contained beef.

All seven samples of biryani have now confirmed that they contained beef.

The samples, according to Hindustan Times, were collected over the last two days before being sent to Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LLRU) in Hisar.

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An LLRU spokesperson said, “We have received seven samples from the Mewat administration and after tests we found the samples positive. Reports of the samples have been sent to the concerned department and to the government.”

This was after Manohar Lal Khattar government decided to carry out inspections of eateries and vendors who serve Biryani to ensure no outlet was serving beef.

Haryana was one of the first states in the country to ban beef consumption.

Former transport minister Aftab Ahmed said that this was a deliberate move by the state government to defame the Muslim community.

However, this is not clear if the meat in Biryani samples contained was of cow or buffalo and bull.

Mewat was recently in news because of gangrape of Muslim girls and double murder of their relatives allegedly by members of right-wing Hindutva organisations.

The right-wing thugs had first killed the couple with sharp-edged weapons and then injured six other members of the family, all of whom were sleeping in the house, located near the fields in the village.

They had also ransacked the house, an isolated structure located in the middle of farmland, and fled with some valuables including cash.

Among the injured were two girls, aged 18 and 22 years, who were allegedly sexually assaulted by the assailants. They were relatives of the couple, according to police.

After committing the crime, the accused had tied the injured with ropes and escaped from the spot. Some residents living nearby found the injured after which the police was informed.