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India’s eco warriors who sent Salman Khan to jail

Salman Khan

By: Sarwar Alam

In the movies Salman Khan always wins. But offscreen, the Bollywood tough guy hero may have met his match in a 530-year-old Hindu sect that puts animals above humans — especially superstars. The determination of the Bishnoi community forced Khan to spend two sleepless nights in a Rajasthan jail following his conviction last week for killing rare antelopes on a hunting trip. The Bishnoi — self-styled ecological guardians whose guiding principles forbid them to kill animals or even sterilise a bull — have been pursuing Khan ever since a fateful night in October 1998. Their testimony had seen the actor…

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