The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the Hindutva elements who sought to stir up trouble with the allegation of “beef” being served in the canteen at Kerala House in New Delhi. Firm action should be taken against them.
The CPI(M) condemns the raid conducted by Delhi Police at the Kerala House on the pretext of investigating whether beef was being served in the canteen. Everybody is aware that buffalo meat is allowed legally to be sold in Delhi and any preparation of such meat is not an illegality.
This raid conducted by the Delhi Police is, therefore, illegal. The Delhi Police is directly administered by the Union Home Minister. This comes in the background of a nationwide campaign unleashed by the RSS patronized by the Central Government led by Prime Minister Modi against alleged consumption of beef in various parts of the country. This is only a pretext to sharpen communal polarization across the country through which the BJP seeks to gain politically and electorally.
Initially the Kerala state government authorities appeared to have succumbed to this illegal pressure by the Delhi Police and removed beef preparations from the menu of the Kerala House canteen. This is highly deplorable.
This act by the Delhi Police is also a clear violation of the federal structure of the Indian Constitution and infringes upon the rights of the state governments on their property in the national capital.
This action by the Delhi Police is unacceptable. Government of Delhi must institute a proper probe into this incident and strict action must follow against those responsible.