A Congress unit in Kerala on Tuesday organised ‘beef festival’ in front of a police station in protest against non-inclusion of beef in the menu for policemen. The beef festival was organised by Mukkam Block Congress Committee.
Recently, the Kerala Police in a circular had knocked out beef from the menu in the canteens at the police training camps across the state. The circular was put out by the Kerala Police Academy in Thrissur on the day the new batches of Kerala Police, comprising more than 2,000 personnel, started training at the police camps in the state.
Sandhya, ADGP, Training, has told mediapersons that there was no ban on beef in the camps, and that the decision was taken as per the advice of dieticians and doctors. The authorities also said that the food committees at the camps may decide to include beef in the menu if deemed necessary and that there is no restriction on it, The Week reported.
The beef festival was inaugurated by KPCC general secretary Adv. K Praveen Kumar. Block Committee Secretary M T Ashraf presided over the event.
Earlier it was the youthwing of the CPI(M) which had organised a series of Beef Festival in protest against ban of beef sale in Maharashtra. It was aimed at appeasing Muslims.