27, Oct 2015
NEW DELHI, October 27, 2015
Activists say canteen has beef on menu; official denies cow meat is served.
Activists from a right wing group created a ruckus at Kerala House near Jantar Mantar on Monday, alleging that the canteen there was serving cow meat (in the name of beef on the menu).
K.G. Joseph, a protocol officer at the State’s guest house, however, said that the word beef in the menu referred to buffalo meat, consuming which was legal in the Capital.
Three members of Hindu Sena, who barged into the house complex after being instigated by a Vishwa Hindu Parishad activist from Kerala, also sought police intervention in the matter. They even threatened to resort to violence if the “sale of cow meat” was not stopped there.
Hindu Sena was recently in the news for attacking an independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir, Engineer Rashid, and smearing his face with black ink for hosting a beef party in the valley.