May 14, 2017

India: CPM counters BJP strike demanding closure of beef stalls by organising ‘beef fest’ in Kerala

In a first, the Kerala BJP has flatly expressed its reservation over the beef issue for the first time in the state by observing a hartal, demanding shutdown of beef stalls in a village in Kollam district. Countering the saffron-party’s protest, the CPM and its youth wing DYFI organised a ‘Beef fest’ by distributing beef dishes free in public and raising slogans of secularism. [ . . . ]