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Beef ban in Rajasthan: 4 Kashmiri students beaten in Mewar University, return of intolerance?

Beef And Intolerance News Once Again Found Its Way In A Private University In Rajasthan On Wednesday After Four Kashmiri Students Were Allegedly Beaten For Cooking Beef In Their Hostel Room.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 16 Mar 2016, 02:57:19 PM
Mewar University

New Delhi :

Beef and intolerance news once again found its way in a private university in Rajasthan on Wednesday after four Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten for cooking beef in their hostel room. The news came out after the incident was reported on Monday at the Mewar University in Chittorgarh, a city which is about five hours from state capital Jaipur.

According to reports, the police was immediately called in to prevent the attack while some Hindu activists reportedly also raised slogans in the campus.

The meat being cooked has been sent for forensic tests, said a police officer.

University spokesperson Harish Gurnani informed a newspaper, "We have students from all over the country...from 23 states. It is like a mini India. Sometimes, these small scuffles happen because people are from different socio-cultural backgrounds."

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, reacting to the news lashed out at Centre for making Kashmiri students "insecure" by "singling them out for profiling" by security agencies across India.

Last year, a Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh was killed by a mob over beef rumours and led to a heated debate of ‘rising intolerance’ in the country.

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First Published : 16 Mar 2016, 11:30:00 AM