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Cow vigilantes in India killed at least 44 people in last 3 yrs: Report

The report, which also highlights the impact these so-called cow vigilantes have had on the rural economy, comes ahead of national elections

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Cow Vigilantism  |  Beef  |  Bjp

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Radical cow protection groups in India have killed at least 44 people over the last three years and often received support from law enforcement and Hindu nationalist politicians, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.

The 104-page report unveiled this week examines Hindu nationalist vigilante attacks and said 36 of the dead were members of India’s large Muslim minority. About 280 people have been injured in more than 100 attacks between May 2015 and December 2018, the report by the New York-based group said, without providing statistics for the previous comparable ...

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First Published: Wed, February 20 2019. 14:15 IST
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