IIT Madras PhD student beaten up for taking part in beef fest

IIT Madras PhD student beaten up for taking part in beef fest

One of them, a student of the Ocean Engineering Department, started questioning him about who he was and whether he had participated in the beef fest. Irked students also consumed beef to mark their protest.

Condemn the attack on Suraj, Malayali PhD scholar of #iitmadras for attending #beeffest.

A student alleged that a group of students who owe allegiance to the "right wing ideology" surrounded Sooraj when he was having lunch in the mess and beat him up this afternoon.

The engineering scholar has received serious blows was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

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A group of 70 to 80 students held the beef festivalon Sunday evening to demonstrate against the Centre's notification and underline that they had a right to choose their own food. The Madurai bench of the high court sought responses from the state government and Government of India on the issue.

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.

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan on Friday ordered that the ministry has notified the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 to ensure that the sale of cattle is not meant for slaughter purposes.

The list of animals that can not be bought or sold for slaughter through cattle markets includes cows, bulls, buffaloes, heifers, calves and camels. "Beef fests" have been organised across the country in protest against the Centre's decision.

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