A group of students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras conducted a beef festival, showing their agitation against the Centre recent order against selling cattle thus imposing an indirect beef ban.

A student who organised Sunday’s ‘beef fest’ at the IIT-Madras (Indian Institute of Technology) campus in protest of the new cattle trade rules was today thrashed in Chennai. Sooraj R, PhD scholar of Aerospace Department was admitted to Sankara Nethralaya hospital for eye injuries.

According to an IIT-M student, a group of students surrounded R. Sooraj and attacked him, damaging his right eye during lunch time at the mess.

A group of students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras conducted a beef festival, showing their agitation against the Centre recent order against selling cattle thus imposing an indirect beef ban.

More than 80 students supported the cause by participating in this fest late on Sunday night calling the Centre’s idea as ‘Food Fascism’.

Students had bread and beef curry and claimed that the event was to passively protest against the Centre’s curb over selling cattle for slaughter in the market which would affect beef consumption.