Emboldened by Modi’s ascent, India’s cow vigilantes deny Muslims their livelihood

Hindu nationalists are beating up Muslim farmers and seizing their cows on the grounds that the animals are headed for the slaughterhouse. But there’s another side to the religiously tinged violence: The stolen cows are being given to Hindu farmers.

The beating that ended Pehlu Khan’s life was televised nationwide. Cell phone video captured a group of men punching and slinging Khan around the middle of a road in north India, stomping on him and then slamming the 55-year-old farmer down on concrete as he begged for mercy.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/india-politics-religion-cows

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