HYDERABAD: On hearing a petition filed over conducting ‘beef festival’ in the premises of the Osmania University campus, G Ravinder, the fifth junior judge of the city Civil court has on Monday passed orders staying the fest event, citing security issues as one of the reasons.
After the lower court ordered a status quo on campus, the Osmania university premises has turned into a virtual battle field with Police rounding up the students who were holding a rally in support of the event.
Listening to the petition filed by S Janardhan Goud – an advocate and research scholar, the judge pointed out that holding fests in the premises of an educational institute is unlawful and violates the provisions of Prevention of cow slaughtering and Prevention of cruelty to Animals Act. Judge Ravinder had also pointed out the outcome of security issues, if the fest was held.
The city civil court judge has made the registrar of the university and the organizers of the festival as respondents to the petition filed by S Janardhan Goud. However, the judge was forced to pass a ‘stay order’ as the petitioner invoked an emergency clause and and sought for an interim relief.
Meanwhile, as many as 50 students were arrested on Monday and sent to various Police stations in the city, for conducting a rally without a written permission of the Police.
Shankar, a student organizer of the beef festival in Osmania University campus said that they will approach the Higher court appealing against the lower court’s ruling. Student’s protested against the arrests shouting slogans against the TRS-led Telangana state government.
The Beef festival which is scheduled to be held on December 10th, has triggered a cold-violence and led to the separation of the student groups to conduct various food festivals on contrary to the proposed beef festival. With the orders of the civil court in place, Police will now look to block all the ways barring the conductance of any type of food festivals in the premises of the campus.