Cow vigilantes

Tricks of a trade

Print edition : May 26, 2017

Cattle traders Aasu, Rizwan and Kamil, who were attacked by members of animal rights organisations. Photo: Divya Trivedi

Aquil Qureishi, president of the Buffalo Traders Welfare Association. Photo: Divya Trivedi

Ehtesham Hashmi, the victims' lawyer. Photo: By Special Arrangement.

Cattle traders see a nexus between cow vigilantes and animal rights organisations in Delhi, where vigilantes unleashed violence in April. In the past year, 40,000 animals seized by them were not returned to the owners, and traders believe that they were sold.
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