Srinagar, India — Indian police said Thursday they are probing a suspected fresh case of a Muslim man being killed by so-called Hindu cow vigilantes. Cows are revered by Hindus and according to Human Rights Watch some 44 people died in cow-related violence by Hindu vigilantes between May 2015 and December last year. ADVERTISEMENTPolice said a group of Muslim men transporting horses became involved in an altercation in a remote mountainous area of Indian-administered Kashmir before dawn. Angry locals, who said the shooting was carried out by Hindu vigilantes, protested and threw stones at police, damaging several vehicles. Hindus consider cows sacred and their slaughter is banned across much of India, including the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer May 16, 2019 12:56 UTC