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Despite ban OU Students stage beef festival trial run


Notwithstanding the High Court order upholding the ban on beef festival on Wednesday, unfazed students of Osmania University today held a trail run of the beef festival on the campus.

The pro-beef students assembled at one of the hostels, first staged a protest for making the annual routine beef festival into a controversy by the Sangh Parivar forces, held trial run of the festival by displaying huge menu. They stated that right to eat food of once choice was inalienable human right. The menu included Kalyani Biriyani, Tala-Hua-Gosht, and Kebabas. It was a low key affair confined to select guests that includes students, some faculty members and media personnel.

Following the ruckus from BJP Goshamahal MLA Raja Singh and Hindu Janajagruti Vedika, the beef festival became controversy. To counter it some students announced they would hold a pork-festival. Raja Singh said he would perform Gowpuja on the campus. Amid this commotion a research scholar approached city civil court for prohibition orders on the ground that these meet festivals were undermining the sanctity of globally reputed Osmania university. In the meantime University authorities also banned all festivals. The City Civil Court issued orders to maintain status quo till December 21.

Meanwhile today responding on the petition filed by one K Raju, who urged the Court to stall the beef festival, High Court of Hyderabad upheld the orders issued by City Civil Court on Monday. The High Court asked the police to implement the order of the civil court and ensure that no beef festival was held on campus.

According to proposal, students planned to hold the festival on December 10,the International Human Rights Day.

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