Mumbai: Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday raised the issues of ‘beef ban’ in the country, saying one can eat beef if he wants, but why to celebrate for the same. PTI reported
“You want to eat beef, then eat. Why Festival? Similarly, a ‘Kiss Festival’, if you wish to kiss why do you need a festival or anyone’s permission for it,” Naidu said, while addressing a gathering at Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of R.A. Poddar College of Commerce.
Naidu had addressed the beef issue iIn the past too; while stressing on how food is an individual’s preference he said that he is a strict non-vegetarian and nobody told him to what to eat or what not.
Naidu Further hitting out at Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru, Naidu said “Then you have Afzal Guru. People are chanting his name. What is happening? He tried to explode our parliament”.
The statement comes after the JKLF announced to stage a protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat on February 9 and February 11.
Kashmiri separatists Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat were hanged and buried inside New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013 and February 11, 1984 respectively.
Naidu talking about beef festival could be directed to the reports of July 2017 when students of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras held a beef festival inside the campus to protest against the cattle slaughter ban.