Beef cutlet row on Cusat campus takes ugly turn

The principal said some students ate the cutlet by mistake.

ALAPPUZHA: North Indian students continued their protest on the Kuttanad campus of the Cusat School of Engineering on Tuesday against the alleged incident of forcing them to eat beef. They boycotted classes and marched on campus demanding action against their ‘biased’ principal. It witnessed minor clashes with the SFI. Police said a couple of students had received first aid from a local hospital and got discharged.

The protesters say they were served ‘beef cutlets’ claiming to be vegetable during a programme on digital banking on Janua-ry 25. They allege the organisers did it to please the principal who could not digest their Saraswati Puja on January 22 without his permission. They approached district collector T.V. Anu-pama demanding action against the principal, Sunil Kumar N. They said he deliberately tried to hurt their religious sentiments and demean their food preference. “We will continue protest till he quits,” a student said after a reconciliation meeting.

Mr Kumar said the college had nothing to do with the programme organised by a forum of retired bank staff and he left after inaugurating the function. “The refreshments were brought from outside by the organisers and served on separate plates,” he said. “I’m told they were informed of it and many avoided non-veg. Others might have eaten it by mistake.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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