Cow vigilantes

NHRC asks Centre about action taken against cow vigilantes

NEW DELHI: Sep 20, 2016, DHNS:
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Centre to inform them about the action taken against cow vigilantism, following a complaint it received citing at least 15 attacks on people this year.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Centre to inform them about the action taken against cow vigilantism, following a complaint it received citing at least 15 attacks on people this year.

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Sparking Conflict: Authorities must curb cow vigilantes before things get out of control

September 19, 2016

Cow vigilantes have struck again, this time in the national capital. Two men were mercilessly thrashed while carrying buffalo remains, leading to a riot-like situation. Riots were averted thanks to the intervention of Ali Rukman, a local madrassa principal who happened to be the father-in-law of one of the victims. But wisdom may not prevail every time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said earlier 80% of so-called gau rakshaks are anti-socials. Lack of followup on his statement has been spectacular.

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Man thrashed by suspected cow vigilantes, dies in Gujrat

Ahmedabad, Sep 17, 2016, PTI:
Mohammad Ayyub Mev was admitted to V S Hospital after he was thrashed by unidentified persons on S G Highway on the night of September 13 after his car met with an accident. A 25-year-old man, who was allegedly thrashed by cow vigilantes on September 13, died at a hospital here today, police said.Mohammad Ayyub Mev was admitted to V S Hospital after he was thrashed by unidentified persons on S G Highway on the night of September 13 after his car met with an accident.A calf which he was allegedly carrying in the car died in the mishap. Ayyub's brother Imran alleged that he was beaten up on the suspicion that he was transporting cows for slaughter.

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Cow vigilantes terrorising Dalits, minorities: Yechury

Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday demanded a complete ban on gauraksha samitis, or cow protection committees, saying they were terrorising Dalits and minority communities on the pretext of cow protection. He said the National Democratic Alliance government was permitting these vigilante groups to promote communalism and polarisation.

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