Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police have said, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus

Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state and died at the scene, local police official Arvind Tiwari said. Kahn's friend Shakeel Maqbool, who was also attacked, has been admitted to hospital with critical injuries. As details of the violent assault emerged 400 additional police were deployed to the district as inquiries widened. "We have arrested four people, and they have been sent to judicial custody. We are investigating what prompted the attack," Tiwari said. He added that meat and a bull carcass was found at the scene, but did not elaborate as investigations were ongoing. Hindus consider cows sacred and slaughtering the animals, or possessing or consuming beef, is banned in most Indian states. Cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh carries a maximum seven-year jail term but many other parts of India impose life sentences for infringements. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised to completely outlaw cow slaughter in India. The Hindu BJP has been accused of turning a blind eye to a rising number of vigilante attacks in the name of cow protection. Rights groups say that Hindu mobs have been emboldened under the party, who stormed to power in 2014. Many of the victims are Muslims. In two prominent cases, a dairy farmer was killed on a roadside for transporting cows and a Muslim teenager accused of carrying beef was stabbed to death on a crowded train.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"meat and a bull carcass was found at the scene, … slaughtering the animals, or possessing or consuming beef, is banned in most Indian states."

So, someone is a criminal, then. Someone has decided "fuck the law, I can do anything I want".

I myself am not a Hindu, but if I lived in India I would obey the laws about cow consumption. But some people just don't get that, some people truly believe that the only law they need to obey is a set of laws which - among other things - states that polytheists need to be killed and that it's ok to take sex-slaves from people with other religions than yours.

The occasional Hindu riot is what keeps the Muslims in India in line. It's the only thing that can.