A Christian farmer named Shaji was allegedly attacked by Islamists for selling non-Halal meat in Meenangadi of Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi’s constituency, on April 6, 2021. The Islamists also allegedly forcibly fed raw meat to Shaji and burnt down his delivery truck carrying the non-Halal meat.
According to information, Kisan Mitra, a cooperative society of around 6000 farmers in Kerala, had taken the initiative to sell non-Halal meat on the occasion of Easter Sunday. The selling of non-Halal meat irked the Islamists.
Kisan Mitra had taken the initiative to provide an alternative and qualitative meat to the people, who were dissatisfied with the poor quality Halal meat in the market. As the non-Halal meat gathered traction in the market, Islamists, fearing it may end the dominance of Halal meat, attacked the farmer.