An independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir was beaten up by MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party after he reportedly hosted a ‘beef party’ on Wednesday.
MLA Engineer Rashid had reportedly hosted a ‘beef party’ at the MLA hostel on Wednesday and was attacked by BJP MLAs in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Thursday, ANI news agency reported.
Among those who beat Rashid was BJP MLA Ravinder Raina, the news agency reported.
The incident comes even after the Supreme Court suspended the been ban in the state for two months.
The Jammu bench of the state High Court had asked the police to enforce a beef ban in the state last month. However, the Srinagar bench had asked for the ban to be cancelled.
The beef ban had led to violent protests in Jammu and Kashmir.
In view of the conflicting orders, the Supreme Court suspended the ban for two months and called for the constitution of a three judge bench to decide on the matter.