• Thursday, May 19, 2022

ASIA

Protests held across India after attacks against Muslims

Citizens hold placards during a silent protest against the targeted lynching, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan.

By: Sarwar Alam

Protests were held in cities across India on Wednesday (28) against a wave of attacks on Muslims by mobs that accuse them of killing cows or eating beef. The protests follow the stabbing to death last week of a 16-year-old boy accused of possessing beef on a train. Several people have been arrested. On Tuesday (27), a man was beaten and his house set on fire by a mob that accused him of slaughtering a cow in eastern Jharkhand state. Waving “Not in My Name” banners and “Stop Cow Terrorism” placards, actors, writers and young mothers cradling babies braved monsoon…

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