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March of Hindu Rashtra

Print edition : July 21, 2017

Relatives of Juniad Khan, who was killed by a mob on a train near Delhi on June 25, and Pehlu Khan, who was killed by gau rakshaks in Alwar district on April 1, on a silent protest named “Not in My Name” against the recent spate of lynchings, at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on June 28. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on June 29. Photo: PTI

A vehicle up in flames after a man was lynched by a mob on the suspicion of carrying beef in his car in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand on June 30. Photo: AFP

Junaid Khan. The 16-year-old youth was killed on a train bound for Mathura from Delhi.

Mohammad Akhlaq was killed at Dadri in September 2015 upon rumours that his family had stored beef. Photo: PTI

Pehlu Khan’s son Arif who was injured in the eye in the April 1 attack.

The rise in violence against Muslims across the country in the name of gau raksha is full of dire portent when seen against the subtle push the Central and the BJP-ruled State governments are giving to the idea of Hindu Rashtra.
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