HYDERABAD: A strategy by some college students to organise a ‘beef festival’ on the Osmania University campus right here up coming 7 days has kicked up a row with a BJP MLA demanding that if this occasion is permitted, one more one particular to worship the cow need to also be allowed.
The festival is getting planned on December ten, coinciding with Worldwide Human Rights Day, as a signifies to “save democratic rules” in the wake of alleged attempts to control dietary habits of specific groups, Shankar, a single of the organisers of the proposed function, stated listed here today.
The college has a background of reflecting on “anti- democratic and hegemonistic” incidents in the world, stated Shankar, who claimed to be a member of the All India Pupils Federation (AISF), affiliated to Communist Get together of India. Leaders of different political events are getting invited for the pageant, which he explained, is not meant to focus on any individual.
In the meantime, BJP MLA from Goshamahal right here Raja Singh vowed to quit the competition, declaring cow is a sacred animal for crores of individuals in the region. Some other outfits are opposing the function.
A memorandum has been submitted to the university Vice -Chancellor, arguing that if “beef festival” is permitted, an event to worship the cow ought to also be allowed to be held in the campus, Singh mentioned.
There is a political conspiracy powering the proposed event, he alleged. Expressing that Telangana BJP President G Kishan Reddy “spoke in favour of not halting the beef pageant”, Singh hit out at his celebration chief.
Reddy need to step down from his submit, he extra.