• Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Indian police arrest man over Muslim youth’s murder for carrying beef

Hindus consider cows as sacred

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a Muslim teenager to death on suspicion of possessing beef, an officer said on Sunday (25), an attack that has drawn anger across the country. Cow slaughter is banned in most Indian states whose predominantly Hindu population consider the animal to be sacred. But Hindu hardliners and cow vigilante groups have taken to enforcing the law themselves ever since prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government came to power in 2014. On Thursday evening 16-year-old Junaid Khan was killed and three others were injured in a fight that erupted in a…

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