Cow Vigilantism
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

India  /  Published 18.12.18

Politicians sheltering accused: Cop

Uttar Pradesh police’s probe into the Bulandshahr violence and eye-witness accounts have pointed to a conspiracy by some Right-wing organisations led by absconding Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj to s...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.19

A republic of anger has no future

A man, a stepfather, goes out in the morning for a walk with his ‘wife’. When they return, he notices that the younger of his two stepsons — a child of four — has wet his bed. He flies into a ...
By Swami Agnivesh and Valson Thampu in

India  /  Published 29.06.19

The tale of Pehlu Khan, lynched by a cow vigilante mob

Pehlu Khan was killed by a mob of alleged cow vigilantes two years ago. Now, the Rajasthan government has filed a chargesheet against the dead dairy farmer for cow smuggling. The chargesheet, which wa...
By The Telegraph in


Opinion  /  Published 12.08.19

BJP's criticism of the anti-lynching law in Rajasthan is telling

Sometimes the hard core of values exposes itself through fruity layers of palliative rhetoric. That happened in the Rajasthan assembly when the government passed the Rajasthan protection from lynching...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Cow vigilantism, European edition

Sir — It was infuriating to read about the the manner in which Hindu right-wing organizations protested against the inclusion of beef on the menu of an Indian food festival in Frankfurt organized by...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 20.08.19

Wanted: a cure for violently biased minds

Was there anybody called Pehlu Khan? Because it seems no one killed him. The court in Alwar acquitted the six accused on the ground of benefit of doubt. Three of the accused, who are minors, are unde...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 28.06.19

Madhya Pradesh jail term for cow vigilantism

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has approved a proposal to amend the cow protection law and award jail terms ranging from six months to five years to those who indulge in violence in the nam...
By PTI in Bhopal

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.19

BJP's cow contagion spreads to Congress

Certain obsessions seem to be contagious. The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, in the very short time since it has come to power, has managed to book alleged cow slaughterers and transporters no...
By The Editorial Board in


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