Beef raid on Kerala house as meat purge continues

The canteen at the government of Kerala offices in New Delhi has been raided by Hindu hardliners after rumours that beef was being served inside.

Beef raids in New Delhi.

Beef raids in New Delhi. Image by waferboard / CC BY 2.0

A team of policemen searched the canteen after a tip-off from a religious group, but found that the restaurant was only serving buffalo meat, which is not subject to the same religious proscription. The consumption of beef has become a major political and social issue in India, with some states banning beef entirely, and a number of incidents of violence against people accused of eating beef, including the lynching of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh in early October. Read more: bbc.co.uk

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