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These Hindus Ate Beef To Protest The Ban And Challenged Extremists To Kill Them For It

They were protesting an incident last week when a man was lynched for being rumoured to possess beef.

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On September 28, 52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and killed by a mob in Dadri, near New Delhi, that accused him of consuming and storing beef.

Cows are considered sacred by Hindus and their slaughter is legally forbidden in a number of places in India, including Delhi.
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Cows are considered sacred by Hindus and their slaughter is legally forbidden in a number of places in India, including Delhi.

Akhlaq's killing sparked mass outrage and protests around the country.

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On October 3, the Solidarity Youth Movement organised a beef-eating protest in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, to make a stand against the murder.

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The protesters held banners daring extremists to come and kill them for eating beef.

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People on the streets were served the meat and speakers addressed the injustices carried out by extremist elements in the name of religion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNB9-bulR1Y
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The protest got mixed reactions online, with a number of people supporting the group.

There were also people against the demonstration.

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