After six students of Sree Kerala Varma College in Thrissur were suspended for conducting a "beef festival" at the college campus, 10 students of CMS College in Kottayam are facing suspension for conducting a similar event on Wednesday, 7 October.
Nearly 150 members of the Students Federation of India (SFI) arrived at the college around 1 pm to conduct the festival in protest against the killing of a Muslim man for allegedly consuming meat in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. However, a clash broke out after college principal Dr Roy Sam Daniel denied permission to conduct the fest inside the campus.
The principal was also manhandled by the activists, reports said.
The protesters also placed banners supporting lecturer Deepa Nisanth, who voiced her support for the students who conducted the beef fest at the Thrissur college campus on 1 October.
Watch College Principal's statement below:
Meanwhile, a clash broke out between ABVP and SFI activists after the latter decided to conduct a "beef fest" in SN College in Vadakara on Wednesday, reports said.
Students at various colleges in the South Indian State have also been conducting beef festivals to protest against beef ban in some parts of the country.
Check out the photos of beef fest in Kerala below:
— vardhan Yadav (@VardhanNSUI) October 7, 2015