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  1. 05 Apr '17 22:20
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/05/muslim-man-dies-in-india-after-attack-by-hindu-cow-protectors

    "Muslim man dies in India after attack by Hindu 'cow protectors':
    Police say 55-year-old died two days after mob targeted his cattle truck
    in latest in spate of killings in name of sacred animal."

    "A Muslim man has died in western India after he was attacked by
    hundreds of Hindu cow protection vigilantes, the latest attack in a spate
    of mob killings in the name of the revered animal.

    Police said on Wednesday that Pehlu Khan, 55, had died in hospital two
    days after a group attacked his cattle truck on a road in Alwar in the
    desert state of Rajasthan.

    Gangs of “cow protectors” have been implicated in killing at least 10
    people in the past two years as the welfare of the animal has become
    an increasingly charged issue in Indian politics."

    "Video of the attack was broadcast on Indian television, showing the
    men being beaten with iron rods and sticks.

    Cow protection has been a trigger for sectarian violence throughout
    modern Indian history and its resurgence since 2015 has been linked to
    an increasingly assertive Hindu nationalist movement."

    "Last week Gujarat state raised the sentence for cow slaughter to life
    imprisonment. The chief minister of another state, Chhattisgarh, said at
    the weekend that anyone caught killing cows there would be hanged."
  2. 05 Apr '17 22:24
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/27/on-patrol-hindu-vigilantes-smuggling-protect-india-cows-kill

    "On patrol with the Hindu vigilantes who would kill to protect India's cows"

    "Stories of alleged beatings, rapes, and occasional killings by cow vigilantes have
    saturated the Indian media since September 2015, when a Muslim villager from Dadri,
    on the outskirts of Delhi, was lynched after being accused of storing beef in his freezer."

    "The reverence these men, and most Hindus, feel for cows is indeed ancient. The animal
    is honoured as a selfless nourisher, and the embodiment of the Hindu principle of non-violence.
    But the zeal to “save” cows is a modern phenomenon, and masks a more complicated
    relationship.

    Many Hindus in Kerala and Tamil Nadu eat beef; so do members of less-powerful castes
    in need of a cheap source of protein. India is also the world’s largest beef exporter –
    though most of what it sends abroad is actually buffalo meat."
  3. 05 Apr '17 22:26
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/03/inside-bishari-indian-village-where-mob-killed-man-for-eating-beef

    "Inside the Indian village where a mob killed a man for eating beef"

    "The BJP is led by Narendra Modi, whose appeal is based on his promise to bring
    economic development and opportunity without sacrificing India’s cultural identity.
    Exactly what this means has been fiercely debated since Modi’s victory.

    Critics of the prime minister, who last month visited the US and received a warm
    welcome from President Barack Obama and Silicon Valley’s top executives, say that
    since Modi took power rightwing groups have felt empowered. They point to a series of
    incidents – including mass conversions, attacks on lorries transporting cows and acts of
    violence against members of India’s religious minorities – as evidence of a newly tense
    atmosphere. Political opponents allege, too, that there has been limited condemnation
    from senior officials. “The silence at the top ... is absolutely stunning,” Abhishek Singhvi,
    a Congress MP, told reporters following the murder in Bishara."
  4. 05 Apr '17 22:27
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/05/muslim-man-dies-in-india-after-attack-by-hindu-cow-protectors

    "Muslim man dies in India after attack by Hindu 'cow protectors':
    Police say 55-year-old died two days after mob targeted his cattle truck
    in latest in spate of killings in name of sacred animal."

    "A Muslim man has died in western India afte ...[text shortened]... ate, Chhattisgarh, said at
    the weekend that anyone caught killing cows there would be hanged."
    I don't understand. How are white Christian males responsible for all the mayhem?

    I'm now confused and scared. :'(
  5. Standard member checkbaiter
    By God's Grace
    05 Apr '17 22:59
    Originally posted by whodey
    I don't understand. How are white Christian males responsible for all the mayhem?

    I'm now confused and scared. :'(
    Because white Christian males eat cows. That started the movement in the first place!
  6. 06 Apr '17 00:13
    Don't blame the Hindus, Hinduism is a religion of peace.
  7. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    06 Apr '17 03:45
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Don't blame the Hindus, Hinduism is a religion of peace.
    Shiva...