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Madhya Pradesh government proposes up to 5-year jail term for violence by cow vigilantes

The Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government has approved a proposal to amend the cow protection law and award jail terms ranging from six months to five years to those who indulge in violence in the name of cow vigilantism.

Jun 27, 2019, 14:01 PM IST

Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP's 'Hindutva' politics, says Muslims being killed in name of cow protection

The PDP chief alleged that Muslims are still being killed in the name of cow protection.

Feb 11, 2019, 09:21 AM IST

SC gives more time to states to comply with order on mob lynching

The apex court had on September 7 said that if the states did not file their reports within a week, their home secretaries will have to appear in person before the court.

Sep 24, 2018, 11:45 AM IST

Cow vigilantism & mob-lynching: SC raps states over delay in report submission, grants a week's time

Eleven states have submitted their compliance report on lynching incidents so far.

Sep 07, 2018, 12:48 PM IST

Gau Rakshaks thrash two men with belts, sticks for transporting cows in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli

Cow vigilantes struck again in Uttar Pradesh as two men, reportedly belonging to a minor community, were beaten for allegedly transporting cows for slaughter purpose.

Aug 21, 2018, 10:32 AM IST

BJP's Alwar MLA says cow slaughter bigger crime than terrorism, warns of consequences

Gyan Dev Ahuja had previously blamed cops for the death of Rakbar -  a man beaten relentlessly by a mob on suspicions of smuggling cows.

Jul 31, 2018, 19:52 PM IST

BJP is playing a dangerous game over lynchings, and it could backfire badly

While it may be able to get away by pummelling a weak Congress in television debates or elections, the flip side is that the image of India as a place where the rule of law and constitutional order is supreme is bound to take a beating.

Jul 27, 2018, 17:54 PM IST

Humans are important but so are cows, will protect everyone, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The CM said that the government will provide protection to everyone, but added that it is the responsibility of 'every individual, every community and every religion' to respect each others sentiments. 

Jul 25, 2018, 17:05 PM IST

Muslims should stop eating beef, cow meat 'haram' in Islam: Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi

Rizvi said that people can't kill someone who is given the status of a mother by a community.

Jul 24, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Cows over human life? Top cop confirms 'error in judgement' in Alwar lynching case

NRK Reddy, Special DG heading a four-member probe team, has said that three accused have been arrested while an ASI and three constables have been sent to district lines.

Jul 23, 2018, 19:41 PM IST

Observations by the Supreme Court on mob lynching and cow vigilantism

The top court took a grim view of increasing incidents of mob lynchings and violence across the country.

Jul 17, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

Supreme Court urges Parliament to consider new law to check mob lynching

The apex court observed that 'the state has the act positively in case of fear and anarchy' and that violence cannot be tolerated under any circumstances. 

Jul 17, 2018, 10:53 AM IST

RSS demands strict action against cow vigilantes, beef traders

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Rakesh Sinha on Tuesday said that the RSS never endorsed or supported anybody that caused violence in the garb of cow protection adding that there is no place for violence in a liberal democracy.

Jul 04, 2018, 11:36 AM IST

Cow vigilantism a crime, states must stop mob violence, maintain law and order: SC

The apex court made the observation while hearing pleas seeking directions to formulate guidelines to curb mob violence. 

Jul 03, 2018, 13:56 PM IST

One can eat beef, but no need to celebrate it, says Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President raised the beef ban issue while addressing a gathering at Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of RA Poddar College of Commerce in Mumbai.

Feb 19, 2018, 22:32 PM IST

Declare cow as national animal to save human lives: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madni has a suggestion to stop assaults and killings in the name of cow protection.

Feb 07, 2018, 10:55 AM IST

Why were orders on cow vigilantism not followed, SC asks three BJP-ruled states

The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the chief secretaries of UP, Rajasthan and Haryana on cow vigilantes.

Jan 29, 2018, 20:33 PM IST

Cow vigilantism: Don't ferry cattle at night to avoid misunderstanding, advises Jamiat

Jamiat leaders said many dairy farmers and cattle owners get targeted by cow vigilantes under the impression that the animals were being transported for slaughtering.

Dec 28, 2017, 23:17 PM IST

Muslims safest under Narendra Modi, Adityanath government: Shia cleric

Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad has praised the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for their "outreach to the minorities" and said that the Muslims were safest under their rule.

Dec 13, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Suspected cow smuggler shot dead during encounter in Rajasthan's Alwar

Alwar Police shot dead one of the 5-7 cow smugglers who were transporting cows out of the town in a vehicle. 

Dec 07, 2017, 19:00 PM IST