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Cow Vigilantism
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

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

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

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

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

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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

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.19

Defining the secular out of the conversation

In about three months, in the middle of May, Indians will find out if Narendra Modi’s first term was a fevered interregnum or the foundation of a Second Republic. If the BJP wins a stable majority e...
By Mukul Kesavan

India  /  Published 14.01.19

Writing is clear on poster, so is NSA bias

Three suspects accused of slaughtering cows have been slapped with the National Security Act to ensure they are denied bail. A suspect accused of inciting a crowd of cow protectors that killed a polic...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 30.12.18

Son of slain cop demands law to check mob violence

The son of the police officer lynched in Bulandshahr has demanded a law to check the growing mob violence in the country.“I have a question for the mob. I want to ask them, ‘Which direction are yo...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.12.18

Searing questions from son of slain cops

The son of the policeman lynched in Ghazipur on Saturday, shortly after a rally by Prime Minister Narendra Modi 2km away, had a question for chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday.Why are people kil...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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