DYFI CEC

DYFI CEC

Address: 4974/2, Shivnagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi - 110001

Phone: 011 - 28727212
E-Mail : dyficec@yahoo.co.in

A three-day study camp was organized by DYFI Maharashtra State Committee for its leading cadre in the state from 8th to 10th of May at Uran in Raigad district. Dr. Sulabha Brahme, well-known economist and public intellectual, inaugurated the camp which was attended by 91 delegates. In her inaugural address, Dr.Brahme pointed out that Mahrashtra has become a distress-ridden state. The large majority of the people in the state are facing serious challenges to their livelihood, she said. Misery of the people is particularly severe in tribal and other rural areas. She exhorted the DYFI cadre to build struggles from the grass-roots against neo-liberal policies that have caused distress to the people of Maharashtra.

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.