Chennai: A group of lawyers staged a 'beef eating' protest in the Madras High Court campus here, dubbing it as a 'pre-emptive' measure in the wake of ban on cow slaughter by Maharashtra Government.
Though there was no law in force banning cow slaughter in Tamil Nadu, the protesting lawyers said they were condemning the Maharashtra law banning cow slaughter, transportation and even possession of beef.
Hindu Munnani leader Ramagopalan had demanded that Tamil Nadu should follow Maharashtra and enact a similar law.
Lawyers said they apprehended that the state government might listen to the Hindu Munnani leader. Hence they held the protest as a preemptive measure.