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  • Aug 20, 2018 12:55
    The SC bench was hearing a contempt plea seeking contempt action against the Rajasthan government in the case of mob lynching of Rakbar Khan at Alwar. read more
  • Aug 13, 2018 16:30
    Kangana Ranaut, in an interaction with Isha Foundation’s Sadhguru, had said that while cow ought to be protected, every time lynching happens, she felt ‘heartbroken’. read more
  • Aug 09, 2018 17:50
    Actor Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday described lynchings in the name of cows as “wrong” and “a sad state of affair” in the country while stressing on the need to protect the animal. Her comments came during an interaction with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in Mumbai. There have been several incidents of lynching in the country on suspicions of either cow smuggling or consuming beef, the latest one being in Alwar in Rajasthan last month when a man from Haryana was killed. The outrage over the killing snowballed after controversial BJP MLA from Alwar, Gyan Dev Ahuja asked Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria to register a case of cow smuggling against the victim Rakbar Khan and his associate Aslam Khan. “You feel conflicted. You want to save the animals but when the lynching happens, you feel heartbroken at what’s going on. You feel this is wrong,” Kangana said when asked about lynchings..To drive home her point, the outspoken actor brought in latest movie “Manikarnika” into the discussion. “I’m working on a martyr’s biopic ‘Manikarnika’ where there is a scene where my protagonist, Laxmibai, goes and saves a calf. My crew had a discussion, we halted the shoot. They said ‘we can’t save a calf’ because we don’t want to look like cow savers,” she said. “When such a prejudice thrives, as a person you feel very protective of who you are and what your values are, and you want to save all animals and you definitely want to save the cows because the prejudice is really agonising. But (then) lynching for cows takes place and you look like an idiot,” she added. Lynch mobs were not the only ones in Kangana’s line of fire. She also took on liberals, claiming that they only accept people “in their group” if “you hate the same person they do”. “And then you jump to the other side which has always criticised and they never want to be protecting cows and these people look sensible, these so-called ‘liberals’. Liberals, by definition, are people who have acceptance for other people and opinions, but these liberals will not take you into their group unless you hate the same people as they do.”read more
  • Aug 03, 2018 23:36
    Rajasthan’s home minister Gulabchand Kataria said on Friday the state government has prepared a blueprint to prevent the rising lynchings by mobs. read more
  • Jul 31, 2018 18:21
    But uniting a diverse front of anti-BJP parties won’t be easy read more
  • Jul 28, 2018 19:55
    Senior PDP leader from Baramulla Muzaffar Hussain Baig warned of another partition of India if lynching of Muslims over cow-smuggling allegations were not stopped read more
  • Jul 24, 2018 20:27
    T Raja Singh Lodh, BJP MLA of Goshamahal in Hyderabad, said in a video message on a social networking website on Sunday that he does not want “khoon-kharaba” (bloodletting) on cow protection, but if lynching has to stop, cow must be declared “Mother... read more
  • Jul 23, 2018 23:15
    A 65-year-old man was allegedly attacked by a family while he was taking a buffalo to his home in Jammu and Kashmir’s Banihal, police said on Monday, dismissing social media reports linking the incident to cow vigilantism. Three of the accused were arrested,... read more
  • Jul 23, 2018 16:51
    The deceased, 28-year-old Akbar Khan, was thrashed by a group of people on suspicion of being a cow smuggler in Lalawandi village in Alwar on Saturday. read more
  • Jul 21, 2018 22:07
    Mewat, comprising Alwar and Bharatpur districts, has emerged as the epicentre of cow-related crimes and activists say such crimes have risen in tandem with the ascent of the BJP government at the Centre and in the state read more
  • Jul 03, 2018 13:48
    The Supreme Court bench observed that the instances of cow vigilantism were actually mob violence, which is a crime. read more
  • Jun 28, 2018 20:04
    A mob set ablaze a truck carrying bovine animals allegedly without permission along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police said the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene. read more
  • Mar 17, 2018 09:15
    A 100-strong mob last year lynched Alimuddin alias Asgar Ali, a 45-year-old Muslim trader, on the suspicion that he was carrying beef in his car. read more
  • Jan 29, 2018 18:43
    On September 6 last year, the apex court had asked all the states to take stern measures to stop violence in the name of cow protection, including appointing of senior police officers as nodal officer in every district within a week and acting promptly... read more
  • Jan 27, 2018 07:27
    By-election in Alwar is scheduled to be held on January 29. Bypolls in both Ajmer and Alwar have come to acquire enormous significance as the outcome will define the mood for the Rajasthan assembly polls in December. read more