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Beef biryani on AMU canteen menu, claims city mayor; college denies

Aligarh Muslim University has promptly refused the claim of beef biryani being allegedly served at the medical college canteen.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2016 10:46 IST
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The mayor of Aligarh, Shakuntala Bharati, alleged that beef biryani was being served in the canteen of the AMU medical college. University authorities have denied the allegation. (ANI)

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.

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.

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Mayor & locals complained of the presence of 'beef' on noticeboard of AMU, investigation will be done, say Police

— 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.

First Published: Feb 21, 2016 07:57 IST