1. Youth Congress calf slaughter row in Kannur: Party cracks whip in beef row, suspends leaders

Youth Congress calf slaughter row in Kannur: Party cracks whip in beef row, suspends leaders

Youth Congress calf slaughter row in Kannur: Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Monday reacted to the news of members of the Indian Youth Congress slaughtering a calf in Kannur, Kerala and said that such elements had no place within the party.

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calf slaughter congress, youth congress calf slaughter, calf slaughtered in public, congress slaughters calf in kerala, beef ban protests, rahul gandhi condemns calf slaughter Randeep Surjewala told ANI that those involved in the calf slaughter incident had been suspended. (IE)

Youth Congress calf slaughter row in Kannur: Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Monday reacted to the news of members of the Indian Youth Congress slaughtering a calf in Kannur, Kerala and said that such elements had no place within the party. Surjewala told ANI that those involved had been suspended. Yesterday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had also condemned the alleged public butchering of the calf by a few Youth Congress members on Twitter, although he had not directly alluded to the incident. IYC leaders were protesting against the central government’s move to ban the sale of cattle for slaughter. In a tweet, Gandhi said, “What happened in Kerala yesterday is thoughtless, barbaric and completely unacceptable to me and the Congress Party. I strongly condemn the incident”. Earlier, an 18-month old calf had been slaughtered in public view by IYC workers. According to PTI, the said workers had also raised slogans against the Centre’s decision while they butchered the calf. The meat, according to reports had been distributed for free to onlookers.

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Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath had raised concerns over the matter and questioned the organisations that demanded respect for each other’s sentiments in the name of secularism, ANI reported. The UP Chief Minister questioned as to why such organisations remained silent over the incident. According to reports, a case has been filed on the basis of a report from Yuva Morcha district General Secretary C C Ratheesh under section 120 A of the Kerala Police Act.

Kerala’s BJP president, Kummanam Rajasekharan had posted a video of the slaughter on social networking site Twitter and called it “cruelty at its peak”. Meanwhile, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury spoke to ANI on the ban and called the prohibitory law “absurd”. He said that by issuing such an order, the central government was being unfair

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    Hari
    May 29, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    The people of country will ensure CONGRESS MUKT BHARAT IN FUTURE ELECTIONS FOR ANTI-HINDU ACTIVITY.
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    Hari
    May 29, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    THE RAMPANT CORRUPTION OF POLITICIANS ARE MAIN REASON FOR SUCH INCIDENTS WHICH MUST BE CURBED AT ALL COSTS. Amit Shah should firstly ensure ZERO TOLERANCE OF CORRUPTION IN ALL BJP RULED STATES TO SET EXAMPLE OF HONESTY BEFORE OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES RU THE STATES. There is no improvement in performance unless BJP TOP leadership ensures this. THE PEOPLE VOTED BJP TO POWER AT CENTER AND OTHER DIFFERENT STATES BUT PUBLIC IS DITCHED BY BJP LEADERS AND INDULGED IN CHEAP MEASURES LIKE LOAN WAIVER TO FARMERS IN UP. BUT THE FARMERS OF OTHER STATES ARE NOT GIVEN LOAN WAIVER WHICH IS VERY SHOCKING. SO BJP LEADERS MUST ENSURE CORRUPTION FREE INDIA RATHER THAN TAKING VOTE CATCHING MEASURES FOR POLITICAL GAIN LIKE UP AND SHOULD ENSURE WAIVER OF LOANS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY OTHERWISE VOTERS OF OTHER STATES WILL TEACH LESSON TO BJP IN FUTURE ELECTIONS BY OUSTING THEM FROM MAP OF COUNTRY.
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