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Muslim man lynched to death in Uttar Pradesh over suspicion of theft

A Muslim man, Mohammad Farid, was lynched to death by a Hindu supremacist mob in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, over suspicion of theft.

A mob of over 12 people ruthlessly punched, kicked and beat him with batons and hockey sticks, with the intent to kill. According to the victim’s brother, the men attacked Farid upon realizing he was a Muslim.

This incident marks the fourth Muslim man lynching in India over the past twelve days. 

Communal clashes in Odisha after Hindu extremists attacked Muslims over cattle slaughter

Curfew and internet suspension continue in Odisha’s Balasore after communal clashes over allegations of cow slaughter on the day of Eid. 

Tensions began after a few Hindu supremacists alleged that cows were being slaughtered for Eid. Hindu men attacked the houses of Muslim families on suspicion of animal slaughter, triggering an escalation of violence. At least 15 people, including five policemen, were injured.

The communal tensions came within days after the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed government in the state. 

Hindu extremists barge into house, seize refrigerator over suspicion of storing beef

In Khordha, Odisha, Hindu extremist cow vigilantes entered a house, seized all the meat inside, and stole the fridge over suspicion of storing beef.

Recently, in Madhya Pradesh, the homes of 11 Muslim families were demolished after police claimed they had found beef stored in their refrigerators – even though the meat samples found in the homes are still in the process of being tested

Police open fire at alleged “cattle smugglers,” victims sustain bullet wounds

In separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura and Muzaffarnagar, police fired gunshots at three alleged “cattle smugglers,” who sustained bullet injuries in their legs. 

The incident is the latest in an ongoing trend of violent attacks against predominantly Muslim cattle traders by law enforcement. Multiple such injuries have occurred on a near-weekly basis due to police firings.