Kerala college students suspended for ‘beef festival’


Half a dozen students of a leading government-aided college in Kerela have been suspended for allegedly conducting a ‘beef festival’ on the campus to protest against the lynching of a man in Uttar Pradesh over rumours of eating beef.

Officials of  the management of Sree Kerala Varma College stated that the action was taken against the students, all activists of Students Federation of India (SFI), for serving beef inside the campus and violating disciplinary rules of the institution.

Activists of SFI, the student wing of CPI(M), on Thursday allegedly distributed beef and breads to students in college premises that led to clashes with member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student of the BJP.

A similar ‘beefy picnic’ was also called in Delhi a few days ago to protest against the lynching of 50-year-old Mohammed Akhlaq in Bisara village in Dadri, Greater Noida.

Following the facebook invite for the ‘beefy picnic’ near the BJP’s headquarters on Ashoka Road in Delhi, the local Police tightened security on Sunday, specifically around the Metro stations. The police personnel checked tiffins and lunch boxes of the passengers to see if they were carrying beef for the said ‘picnic’ as they came out of the stations.

The ‘picnic’ never took place.