Jeetrai Hansda, a professor at the Government School and College for Women, Sakchi, in Jharkhand was arrested against the complaint filed for posting a comment on Facebook in 2017. In the alleged post, he asserted that the adivasi community in India has had a long tradition of eating beef and ceremonial cow sacrifice. It is their democratic and cultural right to consume the meat. The post also said that they oppose India’s laws on eating beef and that his community also consumes peacocks, the country’s national bird. He also expressed his unwillingness to follow Hindu customs. The complaint against the post was filed by communal organisation Akhil Bhartiya Vidya Parishad. ABVP demanded the University in which he was working to expel him and accordingly the victim was stopped from coming to the University and was suspended from government college. In a reaction to this, the chief of Majhi Pargana Mahal, a body that works for the preservation of adivasi traditions wrote to the vice-chancellor of the University saying that that an accurate representation of a community’s traditions cannot possibly harm the dignity of the university and neither does it promote enmity between communities. The letter then goes on to explain the various customs and traditions of the adivasis in India in an attempt to point out that the university is wrong in threatening action against the professor.
Such kind of actions are sheer violation of fundamental freedoms provided by the constitution. One has freedom to express his or her discontentment about a law express religious believes and affiliations.