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Police arrest five Muslims for organizing party with beef dishes

Police in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot arrested five Muslim men for organizing a party where beef was consumed.

Similar attacks have occurred on Muslim-owned homes throughout India, including last month in Farrukhabad, when Hindu extremist cow vigilantes invaded a family home and accused its residents of cooking beef. 

Muslim-owned meat shops demolished in Haryana

In BJP-ruled Haryana’s Faridabad, civic officials bulldozed Muslim-owned meat shops under pressure from leaders of the Hindu supremacist group Rashtriya Bajrang Dal.

Amnesty International has slammed India’s use of bulldozers to mete out collective punishment against minority communities a violation of international human rights law.

Six Christians detained over allegations of forced conversion

In BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli, police detained six Christians over allegations of forced religious conversion after the individuals visited people’s homes. 

Earlier this week, in Kaushambi, police arrested eight Christians over similar allegations. Christians across states have been arrested under India’s draconian anti-conversion law, which criminalizes conversion away from Hinduism.