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Democratic Youth Federation of India, Tamil Nadu State Committee is organized a Beef Carnival on 28.04.2015 at 5 P.M at Pushpa nagar, Nungambakkam. The main demand with respect to this event was "MY FOOD IS MY RIGHT".

DYFI in Kerala protested against the recent ban on beef in Maharashtra by organizing Beef festival at Trivandrum. Hindus, Muslims and people from all other sections of the society who believes in democracy and secularism joined the beef festival organised by DYFI against the draconian laws which ridiculously take away citizens’ liberty to choose what to eat.

The Central Executive Committee of the Democratic Youth Federation of India strongly opposes the ban on beef in Maharashtra. On 2nd of March 2015 President Pranabh Mukherjee signed off on the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Amendment Act, 1995. There is already a ban in the state on the slaughter of cows. The amended Act puts a blanket ban on the slaughter of bulls, bullocks and calves, too.

Maharashtra State Secretariat of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) demands that state government should take immediate steps to repeal all laws which arbitrarily restrict food customs of the people. The President has given assent to a law brought by earlier BJP-Shiv Sena government prohibiting consumption of beef. This one reinforces another law made during Congress rule in 1976 resulting in total ban on consumption of beef. In addition to Dalits and minorities, this ban adversely affects a large section of youth belonging to all communities who have acquired modern food habits.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Chokehold Of The State

With unusual enthusiasm, Gujarat goes after activist-couple Teesta and Javed. What can explain the over-enthusiasm of the Gujarat police in investigating a case of alleged cheating involving amounts claimed to range from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 3 crore? Or the insistence, for that matter, of the Gujarat High Court that Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, perhaps India’s best-known activist couple, who run Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), be arrested and subjected to “custodial interrogation” to probe the charges? This clumsy arm­-twisting seems desig­ned to pressure them into giving up the pursuit of charges of inaction and complicity against Narendra Modi, then chief minister of Gujarat, in the post-Godhra riots of 2002.