Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicCow vigilantism

Topic: cow vigilantism

48 hours after Dwarka lynching, accused ‘gau rakshaks’ on the loose, but 5 injured arrested

Farmhouse caretaker and 'cow lover' Raja Ram died and 5 others were injured after attack by alleged gau rakshaks. Carcasses of four cows allegedly recovered from site of attack.

Cow vigilantes blamed as Bihar JD(U) worker assaulted on video for ‘eating beef’ is found dead

Khalil Ahmed went missing on 16 February, and his charred body was found on 18 February. Viral Instagram video shows him being beaten up by cow vigilantes. One suspect arrested.

Family of UP man shot over ‘cow smuggling’ says ‘well known gau rakshak’ trapped & killed him

'Cattle trader' Sher Khan was killed in a Mathura village in UP over suspected cow smuggling. Family blames a local gau rakshak, but he denies the allegation. FIR doesn't name anyone.

Elephant or cow, Hindutva doesn’t give two hoots about animal welfare. Deaths are political

Hindus don't have any problem with cow slaughter or animal sacrifice unless it involves Dalits, Muslims, Christians or tribal people. Their outrage is fake.

‘Vigilantes’ force beef curry off Kerala menu at Indian consulate event in Germany

A Malayali diaspora group in Frankfurt had to drop beef curry from its menu for a Consulate General of India festival called ‘Unity in Diversity’.

Muslims In India have sought ban on cow slaughter for decades. But politics didn’t allow it

Stopping cow slaughter by Muslims had paved the way for Hindu-Muslim unity and success of Khilafat movement in the pre-Independence era.

‘Yogesh Raj’, prime accused in Bulandshahr violence, pleads innocence in video message

Yogesh Raj, the Bajrang Dal leader accused of violence in Bulandshahr, says police is presenting him as someone with a long criminal history.

Mob set police post on fire, screaming ‘maaro, maaro’ – Bulandshahr cop’s witness account

Sub-inspector Subhash Chandra, the witness, alleges that mob surrounded SHO Subodh Kumar Singh, snatched his pistol and took away his phones. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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