Human Rights Watch: Cow Mobs Enjoy Political and Administrative Patronage
Almost all cow vigilante groups in India that has been instrumental in lynching people on pretext of cow protection are somehow connected to the Hindutva organisations in India. Lynchers enjoy political and administrative patronage.
In almost all of the cases, the police initially stalled investigations, ignored procedures, or even played a complicit role in the killings and cover-up of crimes. Instead of promptly investigating and arresting suspects, the police filed complaints against victims, their families, and witnesses under laws that ban cow slaughter.
These are some of the key finding of Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group based in the United States. “Self-appointed ‘cow protectors’ driven by irresponsible populism are killing people and terrorizing minority communities,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director. “The government should condemn this violence and take prompt action against those responsible for these attacks or face allegations of complicity.”…
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- Cow Vigilantes allegedly beat Cattle-trade in Haryana, Police handcuff Victims (Feb 22, 2019, Sabrang India)
- Farmer Ties His Buffalo To Revenue Dept. Officer’s Vehicle For Demanding Bribe (Feb 24, 2019, India Times)