Beef, redux

A preliminary probe has found “no evidence” to suggest that cow meat was served at the Aligarh Muslim University’s college canteen as was claimed by some right wing groups, police said.

Same playbook: Start a rumor. Involve local BJP leader. Gather a gang. Make a ruckus. Demand police action. Hope some of the muck sticks. If not, rinse, repeat, someplace else.

In fact, cow meat had been banned in this institution more than a century back by its founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, keeping in view Hindu sensitivities on this matter, he said.