IIT Madras student thrashed for organising beef fest

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Cattle slaughter ban: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tonight condemned the attack on an IIT-Madras PhD scholar, hailing from Kerala, allegedly by some students protesting against a "beef fest" held on the campus, saying it was unfortunate. A group of eight students, belonging to the Vivekananda Study Circle, approached him, and asked, if he had participated in the beef eating event? Student seriously injured on the right eye.' He has been taken to an eye hospital in the city.

More than 50 students supported the protest against Centre's order on cattle slaughter by participating in beef fest on IIT Madras campus.

As per the new law, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 aims to ensure that the sale of cattle is not meant for slaughter purposes.

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Union environment ministry in Narendra Modi government on May 26 released a new law that bans sale and purchase of cattle for the goal of slaughter or religious sacrifice. "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.

The list of animals that can not be bought or sold for slaughter through cattle markets includes cows, bulls, buffaloes, heifers, calves and camels. He was allegedly one of the main organisers of the beef protest. Since the Central notification was issued, the CPM has held over 300 "beef festivals" across Kerala, where cooked beef was freely served.