Cow vigilantes killed at least 44 people in India over last 3 years: Human Rights watch report


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 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 period. Members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi has previously condemned vigilante violence and said killing people because of cow worship V.L. Narasimha Rao said in a text message on Wednesday. He said cow-related violence has also happened under opposition Congress party governments. A recent major attack against security forces in India There have been news reports from across India of deadly attacks on Muslims dairy farmers and those suspected of eating beef. As recently as December, a police officer was killed while responding to a mob of Hindu radicals rioting in the state of Uttar Pradesh over cow deaths. The Human Rights Watch report is one of the first detailed surveys of deaths linked to violent cow protection groups, which are not tracked separately in official Indian crime statistics. Also read | You may avail up to Rs 1 lakh deduction from taxable income u\/s 80D, but subject to these conditions Since the partition of British India in 1947, which created Muslim-majority Pakistan, the sizable Muslim minority in Hindu-majority India have suffered discrimination and violence. There are an estimated 170 million Muslims in India, and academic research shows there is actually declining inter-generational social mobility among Muslims, despite gains for poor Hindus. Economic Activity The Human Rights Watch report notes the country India Farmers have generally sold unproductive livestock to slaughterhouses – some of which have been targeted by Hindu nationalist politicians. But now farmers are simply letting the animals roam free. That has led to the destruction of farmers

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