A controversy has broken out in Aligarh Muslim University over beef biryani being allegedly served at one of its canteens.
On Friday, a WhatsApp post circulated a report of “beef biryani” being served at the AMU Medical College canteen. A picture of the canteen’s menu card also went viral on social media.
On Saturday, mayor Shakuntala Bharati and some locals complained to the police about the presence of beef in AMU. Police said that the matter was under investigation.
Beef is being openly served in Aligarh Muslim University, says City mayor Shakuntala Bharati (Feb 20) pic.twitter.com/ORexyZiyR3— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2016
Bharati, a BJP member, along with party leaders and right-wing activists held a demonstration outside the office of the SSP demanding an FIR against the contractor of the canteen.t" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en">
Mayor & locals complained of the presence of 'beef' on noticeboard of AMU, investigation will be done, say Police pic.twitter.com/ndu50zhv3X— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2016
University authorities, however, denied the allegation. University spokesperson Rahat Abrar alleged that the incident was a “malicious” attempt to defame the institution, asserting that the beef mentioned in the menu was of buffalo meat.