Communalism

For cow and cash

Print edition : June 23, 2017

A cow vigilante mob assaulting men transporting livestock, including cows, in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. A video grab.

It is not just love for the cow that motivates gau rakshaks. Often, as the recent lynchings in Jharkhand indicate, commercial interests and rivalries are behind their carefully engineered sectarian violence.

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