Gau rakshak economy at root of lynching
The cold truth is that Pehlu Khan invited his doom by avoiding payment of the exaggerated rates of cattle transportation. He fell prey to the compulsions of the gau rakshak economy. Now, cow politics, in the face of the verdict of acquittal, has resurrected his lynching all over again
Police complicit in cow vigilante violence against minorities: Human Rights Watch
On March 18, 2016, a group of men murdered two Muslim cattle herders who were on their way to sell bulls at an animal...
Every third Indian policeman finds mob lynchings a ‘natural’ response to cow slaughter: Survey
A new survey reveals the biases among India’s police forces. Every third Indian police person thinks it is natural “to a large extent” or “somewhat”...
‘Holy cow’ manifesto leaves economy in the lurch
The political imbroglio over cows defies economic and political logic The dreaded phenomenon of lynching of mostly the minorities and dalits in the name of...
Vigilante cow protection groups attack minorities in India
Authorities Should End Communal Rhetoric, Prosecute Assailants, Recommends Human Rights watch Members of a cow protection group patrol the streets of Ramgarh, Rajasthan, and confiscate...
The Meaning of India’s ‘Beef Lynchings’
The rise in anti-Muslim violence under Modi suggests that the demons of the country’s past are very much alive. One day in June, towards the...
‘He asked if I eat beef and then started hitting me’: IIT Madras student
Sooraj R, the IIT Madras student who was attacked on Tuesday for participating in a beef fest, has in a video statement to the...