Cow vigilantism, deconstructed: What Gau Premi, a new documentary, found by trailing a group of 'rakshaks' in Gujarat
Gau Premi, shot in Gujarat’s Rajkot, captures how cow vigilantes prowl the streets at night in coordinated attempts to catch ‘smugglers’. They see themselves as eradicating a societal “disease”.
'Dalits discriminated against, deport us': Una flogging victims write letter to President Ram Nath Kovind
As the country witnesses widespread protests against the CAA from various sections of the public, one of the victims of the Una flogging incident has written to President Ram Nath Kovind, asking to be deported to a country "where they won't face discrimination".
Two Dalit children lynched in Madhya Pradesh: Father of one victim accuses locals of caste discrimination, slurs
Two Dalit children were allegedly beaten to death by some people for defecating in front of a panchayat building in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpur district on Wednesday
SC refuses to accord urgent hearing to petition on mob lynchings, issues guidelines to deal with cases of cow vigilantism
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord an urgent hearing to a petition on mob lynching and said it will come up in due course. The prayer for an urgent hearing was made before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The petition contended that the apex court judgement of July last year on the issue of mob lynching had not been complied with.
Alwar lynching victim Pehlu Khan, sons charged with cow smuggling; Ashok Gehlot blames BJP govt, assures re-investigation
55-year-old Pehlu Khan, a native of Nuh in Haryana, was allegedly beaten up by self-styled cow vigilantes near Behror in Rajasthan on the Delhi-Alwar highway on 1 April, accusing him of smuggling cattle. He succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital on 3 April.
Madhya Pradesh approves proposal for anti-cow vigilante law; draft bill proposes up to 5-yr jail term, Rs 50,000 fine
The punishment will be extended to a minimum of one-year and maximum five years in case a mob is involved in cow vigilantism.
US religious freedom report: Behind the rank hypocrisy lies evangelical zeal and a misplaced sense of moral superiority
The premise of the US state department's report on India is based on an assumption that banning religious conversion violates religious freedom.
Report on religious freedom exposes bias of some in US against Modi govt, writes BJP's foreign affairs in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale
According to Vijay Chauthaiwale, US state department's special adviser on minority affairs Knox Thames' visit to India was aimed at defaming the BJP, the Modi government and the Hindu society at large.
Madhya Pradesh Police arrests five ‘gau rakshaks’ for thrashing two people allegedly carrying beef in Seoni
Suspected cow vigilantes allegedly thrashed two persons in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni with sticks, accusing them of carrying beef, following which five accused have been arrested, police said Saturday.
Nayeem Ahmad Shah, who was killed by cow vigilantes in Jammu's Bhaderwah, was carrying no animal during attack, claims relative
Violence broke out in Bhaderwah town of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after a group of cow vigilantes shot dead 52-year-old Nayeem Ahmad Shah late last night
Man killed in midnight firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah for cow vigilantism; curfew imposed in valley
Curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah Valley on Thursday following violent protests triggered by the killing of a person in a firing incident, police said. While officials were trying to ascertain the reason behind the firing incident, relatives of the deceased Nayeem alleged he was a victim of cow vigilantism, police said.
Assam mob violence: Eight, including suspected conspirator, arrested for assault on Muslim shopkeeper in Biswanath district
The case of assault on a Muslim shopkeeper in Assam allegedly for serving beef, progressed on Friday after police arrested the suspected conspirator of the mob violence incident.
Impunity for cow vigilantes in BJP's India threatens the foundational idea of the country's pluralism
From large-scale Hindu-Muslim riots and pogroms that were the hallmark of earlier phases of Hindutva politics, the violence has now tapered down into small-scale and localised incidents of attacks on individuals - mostly carried out in mobs against Muslims and Dalits, largely over beef consumption, transportation or storage.
'Beef isn't banned in Assam': Locals react after mob thrashes 68-year-old Shaukat Ali in fresh cow vigilantism case
Assam: In yet another case of cow vigilantism, an elderly Muslim man, Shaukat Ali, was beaten up and forced to eat pork, which is forbidden among followers of Islam, while his restaurant was vandalised by another group at some distance in Biswanath Chariali district in Assam on Sunday
Rising cow vigilantism curbs cattle trade in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana; farmers incur losses due to menace of stray livestock
Farmers have suffered massive losses in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana because the rise of cow vigilantism has also led to a spike in the number of stray cattle that damage crops.
NSA invoked in MP over cow slaughter: Laws in India prone to religious misinterpretation, just like in Pakistan
Article 48 of our Constitution has trapped India just like Article 28 has trapped Pakistan.
Uttar Pradesh allots Rs 447 crore in budget for cow shelters as Yogi Adityanath govt presents Rs 4.79-lakh crore plan
Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh government presented a Rs 4.79 lakh crore budget for the 2019-2020 financial year at the state Assembly on Thursday, out of which more than Rs 447 crore was allocated for the welfare of cows.
US warning of communal violence ahead of LS polls worrying, but singling out India amid global rise of hate crime is a stretch
The US ODNI intelligence singling out India, warning communal violence ahead of General Election to Lok Sabha, may indicate a certain bias, but a global rise of hate only makes that threat more serious, not less
Hit by unemployment, Haryana youths overlook threat to life, police action to join cow vigilante groups for livelihood
Farm distress often triggered by inclement climate and poor irrigation facilities has compelled youths like Vijay Kumar to look for alternative employment although it's cow vigilantism.
Uttar Pradesh Police registers FIR against 28 people over charges of locking stray cows inside primary school
Uttar Pradesh Police have registered FIR against 28 people in connection with the case in which villagers allegedly locked the stray cows inside the premises of primary school located in their village. Among the 28 accused, 6 are named in FIR while rest are unidentified.