Man who triggered Kerala House beef row detained

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta was on Wednesday detained for filing a false complaint that beef was being served in New Delhi’s Kerala House canteen, triggering a controversy.

“Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta has been detained today (Wednesday). He was taken to the Parliament Street Police station for questioning,” a senior police official told IANS.

On Monday evening, Gupta complained to police that beef was being served in Kerala House following which the police raided the premises. The action came in for criticism and allegations of police “intolerance”.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other political parties termed it an attack on the federal structure. In its defence, Delhi Police said they visited Kerala House only to “prevent any tension or untoward incident”.

On Tuesday, Chandy asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action against the police officers who “raided” the Kerala House.

A probe later revealed that carabeef (buffalo meat), and not beef, was on the menu, police said. And after an uproar by Chandy and his counterparts in Delhi and West Bengal, buffalo meat has returned to the menu.

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  1. The Supreme Courts in the initial days of our constitutional democracy held that ban on beef was violation of fundamental right on the ground that it was a prohibition only due to Hindu belief against the beef. Later, it went on making in roads and tacking on cow with agriculture, to violate fundamental rights CONSTITUTIONALLY, on the ruse of agriculture!

    But, our Supreme Court does not treat buffalo at par with cow, and it does not make out any justification or rationale to differentiate and discriminate buffalo from cow for the purpose of constitutionally valid classification.

    Now, the formidable task is to save our constitution from the “saviors” of our constitution! A political party like Congress party alone can not fight and thereby fall in to the trap of RSS and get itself alienated from majority Congressmen, who are Hindus. If the minority use Congress for protecting their fundamental rights and indirectly support the RSS during elections, asking what the Congress had done to them ever since independence, the time would soon run out.


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