1. IIT Madras beef fest row: Students protest against attack on PhD scholar

IIT Madras beef fest row: Students protest against attack on PhD scholar

They also shouted slogans against the central government. The police later arrested the protestors.

By: | Chennai | Published: May 31, 2017 4:54 PM
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, beef protests, beef ban, beef-eating festival Members of various student organisations, like the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Students Federation of India (SFI), gathered outside IIT-M and shouted slogans condemning the attack on R. Sooraj. (PTI)

Members of various students organisations on Tuesday protested outside the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) condemning the attack on a PhD student on Tuesday inside the campus for participating in a beef festival. Members of various student organisations, like the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Students Federation of India (SFI), gathered outside IIT-M and shouted slogans condemning the attack on R. Sooraj.

They also shouted slogans against the central government. The police later arrested the protestors. Similarly, members of Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam held a beef eating protest outside IIT-M. Meanwhile, the city police on Wednesday said they have registered a case against eight persons in connection with the attack on Sooraj. However, no arrests have been made.

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Sooraj was attacked on Tuesday afternoon by a group of students for participating in the beef festival organised by another group of students on Sunday in the IIT-M campus.

The beef-eating festival was organised by a group of students in protest against the central government’s new rule banning sale of bovines for slaughter. PhD student Sooraj suffered a major injury on his right eye and was admitted to a private hospital.

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