According to News 18, organizers for a food festival were flooded with threats on social media after they announced the ‘Kolkata Beef Festival’, which is going to be held at a cafe in Sudder street on June 23.
The name-changing exercise carried out to keep away from any controversy highlights the fascist nature of right-wing activists, claimed the organizers. Speaking to IANS, organiser Arjun Kar added:
Many right-wing pages and social media accounts have been sharing my name and number, after which we decided to change the name. Taking a college student’s suggestion we chose ‘Beep’ as the new word, and we are getting a good response.
Claiming that their food festival has nothing to do with religion and politics, the organizers were happy with the response they were getting despite the threats and made lavish arrangements for the event to be held successfully.
We don’t know what the beef is all about but you certainly can’t deny the aroma and goodness of a perfectly done steak, served with red wine.