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".
Uttar Pradesh law panel submits draft bill on mob lynchings to Yogi Adityanath, pushes for life term imprisonment for guilty
Suggesting that such a law may be called the Uttar Pradesh Combating of Mob Lynching Act, the commission specified the responsibilities of police officers and district magistrates, spelling out the punishment for failing in their duty.
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.
In Rajasthan's Alwar, cow-related violence and poorly drafted laws aggravate historic roots of local economic crisis
Convoluted and archaic laws shrouding cattle trade in Rajasthan increase the chances of Hindu and Muslim communities turning against each other — exactly what's happening in Mewat.
'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
Gaumata to cow menace: Adityanath's doltish love for Hindutva angers farmers, cattle traders as bovine population explodes
Never one to accept the limitations of Hindutva imagination, Adityanath has chosen to impose a cess of 0.50 percent to raise funds for constructing cow shelters in each rural and urban local body. It is the people of Uttar Pradesh who will now finance the Hindutvavadi's passion for the cow, which a large number of Hindus, including farmers, too venerate and worship.
Naseeruddin Shah's detractors should know that by telling someone they should be happy with whatever freedom they have been granted, they are implying that they weren’t supposed to be free in the first place
Yogi Adityanath directs Uttar Pradesh officials to make 'immediate arrangements' for proper care of stray cows
In a meeting with senior officials, Adityanath told them to set up a committee to consider measures for providing better shelter facilities for stray cows and directed chief secretary Anup Chanda Pandey to present recommendations in this regard in a week.
Uttar Pradesh records 69% of cow-related violence cases since Yogi Adityanath took charge; situation has deteriorated across India
Since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Yogi Adityanath came to power in Uttar Pradesh in March 2017, India’s most populous state has recorded 69 percent of its cases of cow-related violence.
BJP MLA Raja Singh taken into preventive custody after planning protest to demand release of 'gau rakshaks'
BJP MLA Raja Singh has been taken into preventive custody by Hyderabad police on Tuesday. He had been planning to protest in front of police commissioner's office, demanding release of 'gau rakshaks' from police custody
Baba Ramdev calls for strict action against illegal cow-slaughter, says '90 percent gau rakshaks genuine, few go overboard'
Yoga guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev said on Sunday that 'gau rakshaks' (cow protectors) are forced to come out on streets as police and civil administrations fail to deal strictly with the menace of cow smuggling.
Rajasthan bypoll results: Congress' 3-0 win is result of BJP's inability to tame unruly saffron groups unleashing violence
While any other government would have expressed deep shock and dismay over the horrific incidents, the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has largely remained unperturbed, a trait of indifference to near-anarchic conditions demonstrated by several other BJP-led governments
2017, a year of hate crimes in India: Number of violent incidents related to cows, religion is rising
The year 2017 recorded the highest death toll (11 deaths) and the most number of incidents of hate violence (37 incidents) related to cows and religion since 2010.
Cow-related hate crimes: 2017 was deadliest year for such violence since 2010; 86% of those killed were Muslims
11 deaths have been reported in 2017, the highest toll from cow-related hate crimes since 2010.
In the cases on gau rakshaks, love jehad and Rohingyas, the differences between the judiciary and the Hindutva brigade, led by the RSS, are obvious.
The Supreme Court said that all states are under an obligation to compensate victims of cow vigilantism violence cases and called law and order "essentially a state subject."
Indian intellectuals have never been more alienated from any regime at the centre than they are from the Narendra Modi government but this needs to be enquired into rather than merely regretted.
Gauri Lankesh murder: If journalist's killers were confident about their ideology, they wouldn't have resorted to bullets
Gauri Lankesh was a hardcore opponent of the Hindutva narrative and paid for it with her life, much like MM Kalburgi, writes Bengaluru-based scribe Agni Sreedhar
There's no one but Gauri Lankesh to be blamed for her murder, for she shouldn' have raised her voice, rather, being a woman she should have made chapatis at home