Kashmiri Students Allegedly Beaten up Over Beef Rumours

University administration says the issue has been “blown out of proportion”.

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Four Kashmiri students were allegedly assaulted by local students at the Mewar University in Chittorgarh after rumours that the students were cooking beef in their hostel room, NDTV reports.

The incident, reportedly, took place on Monday at the private university, about five hours from state capital Jaipur.

It has been alleged that some Hindu activists also reached the campus and raised slogans.

The police said the situation was controlled before it could escalate. The meat being cooked has been sent for forensic tests.
NDTV Report

Chittorgarh SP Prasanna Khamesara told The Indian Express that the incident was the result of a misunderstanding.

Some mischief mongers spread rumours that the students were cooking beef. But prima facie it didn’t look like beef.

The university administration told The Indian Express that the issue was “blown out of proportion”.

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.
Harish Gurnani, University Media Liaison Officer to The Indian Express

On 28 September 2015 Mohammed Akhlaq was dragged out of his house and beaten to death in front of his family, in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh.

It was alleged that the mob that killed Akhlaq was provoked after an announcement in a local temple about the victims’ family consuming beef.

The meat taken out of 50-year-old Akhlaq’s fridge and sent to a forensic lab in Mathura for tests turned out to be mutton, something his family had been saying all along.

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