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Cow vigilantism has no place in a secular India

The BJP government encourages religiously motivated violence that destroys national unity

Cow vigilantism has no place in a secular India

The BJP government encourages religiously motivated violence that destroys national unity

Cow vigilantism has no place in a secular India

The BJP government encourages religiously motivated violence that destroys national unity

Cow vigilantism has no place in a secular India

The BJP government encourages religiously motivated violence that destroys national unity

Every year, people in India are killed in the name of cow protection.

On 4th June 2021, a 50-year-old man named Mohammed Shera was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh, while six of his companions were seriously injured. He was driving a truck when it was attacked by an angry crowd of villagers, claiming that the cows being transported had been stolen and were destined for slaughter.

The following week, on June 12th, 28-year-old Sarat Moran was beaten to death in a village in Assam by a mob who suspected him of being a cattle thief. According to the villagers, Moran was seen near a cowshed during the night, and the owner raised the alarm. They caught Moran and tied him up in a field, then beat him so severely that he died of his injuries.

Both were cases of lynching, motivated by the fury of cattle-protection vigilantism.

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