An IIT-Madras Scholar Severely Beaten For Organizing A Beef Party

Erica Roy
May 31, 2017

Earlier on Tuesday, the Madras High Court had granted a four-week stay on the Centre's decision to ban the sale of cattle meant for slaughter.

Abhinav Surya, a final year mechanical engineering student, said there was severe damage to Sooraj's right eye and he was taken to hospital.

Just a day after IIT Madras students organized a beef fest, one of the organizers, Sooraj R, an IIT-Madras Ph.D. scholar, was brutally beaten by a group of students.

A group of students at the IIT Madras conducted a beef festival, showing their agitation against the recent order by Centre against selling cattle thus imposing an indirect beef ban. It is only to regulate the animal market and the sale of cattle in these markets, and ensuring welfare of cattle dealt in market.

However, a day after notifying the modifications, the ministry said that the animals for the objective of slaughter could be procured directly from the farmers at their respective farms. "An undertaking to this effect has to be given to the member secretary of the animal market committee from the seller as well as the buyer", Vardhan added.

Ever since the notification of the modified rules, there have been widespread protests against the new norms in various states, especially Kerala.

The new Central rule has drawn criticism in South, especially in Kerala, where a huge controversy started after some Youth Congress workers slaughtered an ox in public over the weekend. The beef was served to the students in use and throw away plates.

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