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Violence Breaks Out At Indian Beef-Eating Festival [Hindu Caste System Confronts Beef]
BBCNews ^ | April 16, 2012

Posted on 04/16/2012 8:37:24 PM PDT by Steelfish

16 April 2012 Violence Breaks Out At Indian Beef-Eating Festival

Dalits students argue they should have freedom to eat what they want A beef-eating festival at a university in the Indian city of Hyderabad has led to clashes between rival sets of Hindu students, police say.

They say that Hindus who regard cows as sacred fought with low caste Dalit groups who organised the event.

About 1,500 people were fed beef biriyani as part of the festival late on Sunday evening.

Dalit groups want beef on the campus hostel menu. Right wing Hindu groups say eating beef is not Hindu practice.

Last year's event at Osmania University also ended in violence.

The BBC's Omer Farooq in the city says that says there has been tension for a few days now on the campus.

Our correspondent says that has been the case ever since organisers announced that the festival - held over the weekend - would go ahead. Right wing Hindu groups soon afterwards declared their intention to stop it.

The clashes that were feared erupted on Sunday evening and carried on late into the early hours of Monday morning, reports say.

Batons and teargas Police say that the violence began when about 100 members of the right wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) marched towards the festival ground and were stopped by police.

The protesters then set two vehicles on fire and threw stones at police, who used batons and teargas to beat back the crowd.

Senior police officer Amit Garg said the situation is now under control.

Protesting students say that Hinduism is being besmirched by beef eaters

Dalit groups want beef included in food served at the campus hostel. Festival organiser B Sudarshan told the BBC that they were involved in a fight for the "freedom to eat".

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hyderabad; india; napl; pinkslime

1 posted on 04/16/2012 8:37:29 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Don't these people know they shouldn't waste food? There's starving children in In right outside.

sorry couldn't resist

2 posted on 04/16/2012 8:42:31 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Steelfish

3 posted on 04/16/2012 8:43:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Steelfish; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon
Ich bin ein beef:it'swhat'sfordinner
4 posted on 04/16/2012 8:45:31 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Caste aspersions)
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To: Steelfish

Sacred cows


5 posted on 04/16/2012 8:46:44 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Steelfish

6 posted on 04/16/2012 8:47:08 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Steelfish
About 1,500 people were fed beef biriyani as part of the festival late on Sunday evening.

If I were in the neighborhood, I would have moseyed over there. I love beef biriyani.

7 posted on 04/16/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Steelfish; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Right wing Hindu groups say eating beef is not Hindu practice.

Barbecue riots.

Simmer down now, there are enough ribs for everyone.

8 posted on 04/16/2012 8:49:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Lurker
Sacred cows

They make the best hamburgers.

9 posted on 04/16/2012 8:50:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Steelfish

When the 1 Billion Hindu’s start eating beef, prices will go even higher. They are high already. So let them believe in sacred cows.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 9:01:45 PM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: Repeat Offender

lol.

That’s a good one.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 9:06:28 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Fiji Hill

Holy moley

Sacred Cow burgers

I am going to start me a franchise!!

Do you want Delhi or New Delhi sauce on that?


12 posted on 04/16/2012 9:08:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Steelfish

13 posted on 04/16/2012 9:21:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: BenLurkin

Where would the beef be being?


14 posted on 04/16/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: GeronL

Or the secret sacred sauce. :-)


15 posted on 04/16/2012 9:54:11 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: Steelfish

Yah know... I get the whole thing with east Indians and beef... But I still have to wonder... Most of the east Indian guys I’ve known really seem to have a thing for leather jackets. Wassupwitdat?


16 posted on 04/16/2012 10:10:57 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Beef curry for everyone!


17 posted on 04/16/2012 10:13:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ramius

And leather slippers too? Indian have this ugly native habit of walking around to stores and malls in sandals.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 10:17:20 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Slings and Arrows
It's toasted and ready for whatever meat like substance might be available ....


19 posted on 04/16/2012 10:24:01 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Bin, Bun, Ban, Ben .....whatever.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 10:32:51 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Steelfish

The Muslim BBC correspondent is trying to stir up problems among the Hindu infidels. Five times, he refers to vegetarians as “right wing”, which in the BBC lexicon means “bad”. Anything adhering to traditional religious practice is “right wing”, unless it concerns Muslims, in which case we must celebrate diversity by respecting their religion.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 10:39:29 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Steelfish
And leather slippers too? Indian have this ugly native habit of walking around to stores and malls in sandals.

Those are Muslims. They slip off easily for prayers 5 times a day.

22 posted on 04/16/2012 10:59:11 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: shibumi

Yatta!


23 posted on 04/16/2012 11:00:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: entropy12

I agree. Let me have my flame-grilled whopper at the right price, not jacked up by 1 billion more wanting to eat beef.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 11:29:06 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Conservative4Ever

if you can’t afford the regular size, you can get always get the Calcutta


25 posted on 04/16/2012 11:29:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ramius

When i was helping out at a charity in Bombay years ago, the leather goods there (high-quality stuff too) was pretty cheap —> even the ones going to make the coats etc. that cost bundles in London were available at a fraction of the price.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 11:30:22 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: GeronL
Beefeaters with unidentified chef.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 11:37:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Does India have a BATB to track down & arrest beefleggers, steak-easies, & bathtub barbecue??


28 posted on 04/16/2012 11:40:59 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: tet68

The chef looks like he is well protected from the Sacred Cow cult.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 11:43:50 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tet68

Rosbifs & their captive beef-boiler, in his ritual boiler suit.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 12:46:47 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Fiji Hill

Agreed!!!!

Beef/lamb biriyani is one of the few Indian foods I can eat.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 3:35:06 AM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; shibumi

From “Be Here Now” to “Beef Here Now!”


32 posted on 04/17/2012 4:18:07 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Steelfish

That gives me an idea. We could have a pork eating contest, followed by a laxative eating contest. Then go pray at the local mosque.


33 posted on 04/17/2012 4:20:26 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Steelfish

-—Right wing Hindu groups say eating beef is not Hindu practice.-—

Right wing? I see traditional Hinduism as closer to left wing, New Age, veganism.


34 posted on 04/17/2012 4:25:28 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"Right wing? I see traditional Hinduism as closer to left wing, New Age, veganism."

Among the Right Wingers I know precious few of them like to wash in muddy water with the ashes of dead people and fresh cow poop floating by.

Guess we're just not all that enlightened.
35 posted on 04/17/2012 4:42:10 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Steelfish

Feed them some good South Texas B-B-Q smoked with mesquite and they will eat beef forever.


36 posted on 04/17/2012 5:05:42 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Ramius

Most leather jackets are lambskin. Cowhide is a lot coarser.


37 posted on 04/17/2012 5:34:34 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: DH; Steelfish
Simmer down now...there's enough for everybody...


38 posted on 04/17/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: martin_fierro; Steelfish; Charles Henrickson

Holy cow, Sharbatman!


39 posted on 04/17/2012 5:52:31 AM PDT by mikrofon (Prime beef is not located in the hind[u] quarters...)
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To: Steelfish

Sandals are comfortable in hot climate. Don’t need socks and closed shoes to sweat in.


40 posted on 04/17/2012 11:20:18 AM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Hindu’s had 4 basic castes. Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishna & Shudra. Kshatriya’s are the warrior class and are non-vegetarians meaning they can eat meat. The Shudra’s are the traditional non-touchables, who used to be the poorest people and probably ate anything they could get hands on. The other two castes are vegetarian.

The caste system is very much diluted now, similar to inter-racial marriages on the way up in USA.


41 posted on 04/17/2012 11:26:53 AM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: entropy12
The caste system is very much diluted now, similar to inter-racial marriages on the way up in USA.

I was acquainted with an Indian fellow who said he was one of the "untouchable" class, and being Catholic, he was raised in southern India. He grew up and became a Catholic Priest which brought him out of poverty and to the US to preach. He told me if he preached in India he would surely be killed. I'm not sure if this is because he is Catholic or because he's an untouchable or a little of both.

42 posted on 04/17/2012 7:25:26 PM PDT by virgil
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To: virgil

Not quite true. I was a student in a convent school and that was way back in 1950’s. All our teachers were either nuns or priests. We did not care what religion they were or preaching, they were just great teachers from my point of view.

I grew up in a city of 250,000 population, and during college years had hundreds of friends. None of us were aware of or cared what caste we belonged to. Only time caste came into any relevance was when looking for a marriage partner. Arranged marriage was the norm but not forced marriage, in my caste. Either the prospective groom or bride had the final veto power.

So the “untouchable” issue may have some relevance in villages, but not so much in bigger cities. One funny anecdote is from my favorite city of Mumbai was so cosmopolitan, when I arrived for graduate studies at Iowa City, all the movies running there for next 6 months or so I had already seen in Mumbai! The movies were obviously released in Mumbai lot sooner than Iowa City.


43 posted on 04/17/2012 10:13:15 PM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Hinduism is anything but “New Age”. Hinduism is FAR OLDER then Christianity.


44 posted on 04/18/2012 12:13:20 PM PDT by ravager
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To: Steelfish
Yeah? And what do you usually wear to the stores? Stilettos?
45 posted on 04/18/2012 12:16:49 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

New Age beliefs are a blend of Hindu (pantheism, yoga, meditation) and occult beliefs and practices (spirit guides, astral projection).


46 posted on 04/18/2012 12:31:27 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
That doesn't mean Hinduism has anything to do with “New Age”.
47 posted on 04/18/2012 12:36:23 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

LOL. Here in Australia, we call them thongs - thin, leather strips. And over here, flip flops are ubiquitous. Everyone wears them and there is no such stigma attached. Imagine sweaty, rotting feet in wet socks and shoes steaming throughout the day in hot weather - blech!

Sometime people lack the cognitive capacity to use their intelligence when it is apt. Flip flops are completely relevant in many situations, especially informal ones like making a round to the local grocers. I am pressed to wonder what sick foot fetish these imbeciles nourish to stare at others feet at a store, of all places.


48 posted on 04/18/2012 6:29:04 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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