Vigilante on the prowl

Print edition : May 12, 2017

In a video that has gone viral, cow vigilantes are seen assaulting the man in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. One of the five men who were attacked succumbed to injuries.

Pehlu Khan’s son Arif, who was among those attacked by the vigilantes. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Ankuri Beegam (second from right), mother of Pehlu Khan who was killed by vigilantes, receiving a cheque of Rs.3 lakh donated by the Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan, the Farmers’ Action Committee for Justice and the Left parties, from Hannan Mollah, AIKS general secretary, at a dharna held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on April 19. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The killing of a Haryana dairy farmer who transported cattle from Jaipur makes it clear that the politics around the cow and right-wing vigilantism are assuming alarming proportions.
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