Supermarket staff in Kozhikode attacked for not selling beef without halal sticker

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Supermarket staff in Kozhikode attacked for not selling beef without halal sticker

Anand, who suffered dent in his hand over the attack

Perambra: Demanding beef packet without halal sticker, two men attacked three supermarket staffers here on Sunday.

Employees of Badusha supermarket Anand (24), Sujith (27) and Rajilesh (32) were attacked and they sustained injuries. Anand was hurt on his hand. Police have taken Meppayur native Prasoon into custody while the other person fled. The officials have registered case and the probe is on.

Around 2:30 PM, two men entered the supermarket and demanded beef packet without halal sticker. The staffers informed that the item is unavailable. The duo were enraged and a verbal duel erupted. The staffers tried to object them and the duo attacked them. Later, many came in support of the duo. However, they left the scene as police arrived.

Expressing their protest over attack against the staffers, organizations like Vyapari Vyavasayi Samithi, DYFI, Muslim Youth League, Youth Congress and SDPI organized march.

Extremist and fundamentalist groups of Kerala have been involved in social media campaign against halal tag food and minority community. Last year similar cases were reported from Thrissur and Aluva in which bakery outlets where allegedly threatened to remove halal stickers. At national level also many cases related to halal food were in limelight.

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