If an incurable, contagious epidemic like E. coli were to hit Indian shores, who will decide on the course of action? The government? Cow owners? Or vigilantes?
Tracking the incidents of lynching over cow slaughter and the possession and consumption of beef from September 2015 to July 2017.
Crack down on beef and leather trades has jeopardised the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits, straining India’s social fabric and economy.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
To seal a durable path to political longevity, Modi has to use his authority to roll back political divisiveness and focus on jobs and growth. He has to live up to the ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ slogan by speaking up when the fringe erupts.
The case has been transferred bearing in mind the aggrieved family’s assertions that Alwar’s police is too close to the city’s political establishment to deliver justice to the family.
The police have arrested five people for the illegal slaughter of a buffalo, but no case has been registered against the assaulters.
A freak incident in Kolkata has unwittingly become a powerful reflection of our times.
Material economies that involve cattle – dairy, beef or leather – have always involved service, labour, love and violence.
Since 2015, about 12 people have died due to cow vigilantism while the government and police remain a mute witness to such events.
The BJP’s consolidation of power in many states has given activities driven by the RSS ideology – represented by issues like cow protection and the Ram Temple – a fillip.
As the BJP’s attempts to forge caste coalitions in poll-bound states seem to be failing, it has gone back to its age-old Hindutva campaign by whipping up a military frenzy.
Ever since the Modi government came to power, first Muslims and now Dalits are being targeted on the pretext of protecting cows, she said.
After warning of a ‘pink revolution’ in his election speeches, the prime minister now says the danger to cows come not from slaughter but from plastic.