A unique kind of trends was experienced today afternoon when the Twitterati flock to the micro social networking site to express their solidarity for a boy who was thrashed over a Facebook post sharing his photograph consuming beef soup in Tamil Nadu.
“A 24-year-old man in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu was assaulted, allegedly by a gang of four of his village, after he posted a photo of himself consuming beef soup on his Facebook account with a caption saying that he relished it. He was hospitalised,” The Hindu reported.
According to the report, the incident occurred at Poravachery village in the Kilvelur police station limits around 7 p.m. on Thursday. Police have detained N. Dinesh Kumar (28), R. Agathian (29) A. Ganesh Kumar (27) and M. Mohankumar (28).
Police sources said Dinesh Kumar is a member of the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam and a local level office-bearer of the party.
After the news got viral, people started condemning violence over beef consumption as beef eating is a common phenomenon in Tamil Nadu. Brahmins even are found slaughtering cows and eating beef in Tamil Nadu, sources say.
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) July 12, 2019
— அகரன் (@vignesh_viki1) July 12, 2019
— Yazhini PM (@yazhinisundaram) July 12, 2019
I am a Tamil tribe and beef is a part of our culture!
— ஆர்த்திக் தமிழன்ᴺᵀᴷ (@tamilanntk) July 12, 2019
You know it become trend when one guy is beaten by some gang in Coimbatore for Eating beef. Today they beat for eating beef Tomorrow they will make us to drink us Gomutra and Day after tomorrow they will make mandatory to eat Shit. #Beef4life #TamilNadu #FightForTheFallen
— karthick (@karthick_sid) July 12, 2019
— புலி அரசன் (@PuliArason) July 12, 2019
So it’s suddenly “Gau Mata” when people try to eat it,but just another animal when you beat it up for littering in your street or when farming. Why the double standard?? #Beef4life
— saksham ranga (@sakshamr30) July 12, 2019
I am more Hindu than you. I eat beef and my religion does not say I should not eat beef. I will tweet and eat Beef #Beef4life
— Contractor Hari Prasad S (@HariTVT) July 12, 2019
Apart from sharing messages with their tweets, people also shared so many memes and photographs of dishes made of beef.
— ஜானு (@Janu_Bhaskar_) July 12, 2019
— Saran Kumar (@sarankumars) July 12, 2019