Cow Vigilantism
Opinion  /  Published 27.11.19

Provincializing the republic

One of the unmistakable features of right-wing mobilization in India that has eluded analysis is that of spatial politics. Even as they harp on the idea of Akhand Bharat, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak San...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 05.12.18

‘Reverse’ probe: Cow, cow, cow… (two people also died)

The Yogi Adityanath administration in Uttar Pradesh has got cracking on the Bulandshahr investigation — to find out who killed 25 cows.Chief minister Adityanath has ordered strong action — against...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 06.12.18

Cow protection: an illicit profitable business

For poison to reap its deadly harvest, it needs to be administered on the sly. This seems to have been the case in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr where an alleged conspiracy to set aflame communal pass...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 03.12.18

Cow vandals kill officer linked to Akhlaque probe

Cow vigilantism has burst back into the heartland with tragic and intriguing consequences in the middle of key Assembly elections, claiming two lives, including that of a police officer who had probed...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 30.10.19

Cattle smuggling case against Pehlu Khan quashed

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday quashed a case against Pehlu Khan, who was lynched by cow vigilantes in April 2017, his two sons and a truck driver for allegedly illegally transporting cows for ...
By PTI in Jaipur

India  /  Published 10.12.18

Army hands jawan to UP police

The army handed over soldier Jitendra Malik aka Jeetu Fauzi, a key suspect in the murder of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, to Uttar Pradesh police late on Saturday night.“After the 36-hour hun...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 11.12.18

Quid Pro Cow: Death of a cop in Bulandshahr

The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is a very angry man. And he has reason to be. Several cows were found slaughtered in a sugarcane field in Bulandshahr in west UP last week. True, there was communal...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 06.12.18

Yogi Adityanath meets family of slain inspector

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday met the family of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in Bulandshahr, and assured them of justice and strict action against the culpri...
By PTI in Lucknow

India  /  Published 03.01.19

Handover whiff in Bulandshahr arrest

Police have arrested Yogesh Raj a month after the Bajrang Dal leader allegedly instigated a crowd in Bulandshahr to resort to violence over cow slaughter in which a police inspector and a youth were k...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.18

After the election results, a sense of relief

Much has been written and spoken about the implications of the recent assembly election results on the electoral landscape of the country. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s defeat in its strongholds of C...
By Manini Chatterjee in


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