Kerala: RSS men assault supermarket workers over non-availability of non-halal beef

New Delhi, May 11 (KMS): Workers in a hypermarket in Kozhikode district in the Indian state of Kerala were attacked by members of extremist Hindu organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh men for not having meat in stock that did not have a ‘halal’ sticker.

The incident took place in Perambra town, when the two men Prasoon and Harikrishnan associated with the Hindu militant organisation demanded beef without a halal sticker.

Prasoon was arrested by the police.

Prasoon and Harikrishnan had gone to the Badhusha Hypermarket in Perambra and asked if it was ‘halal’ beef, to which the workers replied in the affirmative. However, the duo then demanded beef without halal certification and created a ruckus. They had blocked the way and started attacking the workers.

Hypermarket manager Aanand had sustained injuries while three others escaped with minor injuries. Aanand was attacked with an iron pipe.

An FIR was registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Following the incident, the Welfare Party of India, Indian Union Muslim League, Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the ruling Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M), the Youth Congress, the Fraternity Movement, and various trader organisations staged protest marches in Perambra town.