Will Kerala Tourism ever dare to show a dish of ‘Pork’ on Eid ? – Editor, Hindujagruti.org
Tender chunks of beef, slow-roasted with aromatic spices, coconut pieces, and curry leaves. A recipe for the most classic dish, Beef Ularthiyathu, the stuff of legends, from the land of spices, Kerala: https://t.co/d7dbgWmlBw pic.twitter.com/aI1Y9vEXJm
— Kerala Tourism (@KeralaTourism) January 15, 2020
A Twitter post by Kerala Tourism department promoting a beef dish widely relished in the state sparked outrage as Hindus questioned its timing which coincided with the auspicious Hindu festival Makar Sakranti, Pongal and Bihu on January 15.
Hindus questioned the Kerala Government’s advertisement promoting beef in a bid to increase tourism in the state.
“Tender chunks of beef, slow-roasted with aromatic spices, coconut pieces, and curry leaves. A recipe for the most classic dish, Beef Ularthiyathu, the stuff of legends, from the land of spices, Kerala,” read the controversial Twitter post, dated January 15, by Kerala Tourism.
A cow is considered sacred and is revered by Hindus and several states have banned its slaughter as a sign of regard for prevalent religious sentiments.
Below are some reactions from Netizens
Disgusting & foolish of @KeralaTourism to try to attract tourists with a beef dish.
You will get better traction by advertising veg only resorts.
West slowly cuts down on meet and especially beef and some Indians think eating beef is progressive.
Sad state of mind. https://t.co/1CxbHtXOYn
— Maria Wirth (@mariawirth1) January 16, 2020
Kerala communist govt have declared a war against Hindus of the state!
Kerala Govt is taking a ride on Hindu sentiments by glorifying Beef on #MakarSankranti day.
Sick mindset of Commies of Kerala is out for display.
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) January 16, 2020
General seceretaty of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje slammed Kerala government after Kerala Tourism’s Twitter handles posted a Tweet about beef dish consumed in Kerala.
Shobha Karandlaje said that “Kerala government has declared a war against the Hindus of Kerala”.
Tagging Kerala Tourism on Twitter, Shobha Karandlaje wrote, “Kerala’s communist government has declared a war against Hindus of the state. Kerala government is taking a ride on Hindu sentiments by glorifying beef on Makar Sankranti day. Sick mindset of commies of Kerala is out for display.”
The Govt should be ‘culturally sensitive’ while making such posts: @RahulEaswar, Activist tells TIMES NOW on the controversy over @KeralaTourism’s advertisement highlighting beef dishes. pic.twitter.com/K18lGkDNep
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) January 16, 2020
#SadarPranam @KeralaTourism Shame! In 1788, Tipu Sultan force fed beef & circumcised the Malayalis to justify conversion. Beef is reminder of humiliation & defeat for every Keralite at hands of Jihadi Tipu Sultan. https://t.co/oV7v3YmxVy
— Aabhas Maldahiyar | Hindu 🇮🇳 (@Aabhas24) January 15, 2020