Cow Vigilantism

Cow Vigilantism News

'Modi govt's love for cow is only on paper': Chidambaram jabs Centre over 'declining cattle population'

"Population of indigenous cattle declined by 6% between 2012 and 2019. Meaning, the Government's love for the cow is only on paper. It does not translate into increased productivity or fertility," read the tweet from Chidambaram's handle.

Gau Raksha Vahini warns Tripura govt to check cattle smuggling within 15 days

The ‘gauraksha’ body has gven the BJP-IPFT government an ultimatum to take "effective measures" within 15 days, failing which the organisation will go against the government. 


Mob assaults man over rumours of transporting slaughtered cattle in Greater Noida, 5 held

"The contractor was carrying the dead animals with permission from officials concerned and taking them in a vehicle with an attached trolley to the dead animal disposal plant near the Chijarsi river," a police spokesperson said.

Explained: How Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh propose to check lynching

The Rajasthan Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019 makes mob lynching a cognisable, non-bailable and non-compoundable offence punishable with life imprisonment and a fine up to Rs 5 lakh.

Madhya Pradesh govt tables cow vigilantism bill in state assembly

On June 26, the government had proposed a jail term of six months to three years and a fine of Rs 25,000-50,000 for those who engage in violence against anyone booked under the anti-cow slaughter Act.

Indore: Cow vigilantes thrash two for allegedly transporting beef

Inspector of Rajendranagar Police Station Sunil Sharma told The Indian Express that Nadim and Imran, both in their 20s, have been arrested for violating provisions of the state's prohibition of cow slaughter act.


Law and beyond

Draft UP law against lynching is a welcome acknowledgement by the state of the gravity of the crime. It is only a first step.

Vigilantism 2.0

How do we assess Vigilantism 2.0 against the backdrop of Modi Sarkar 2.0? The first aspect in the Ansari killing was that, in contrast to that of Akhlaq, it did not involve beef.

Madhya Pradesh govt cracks down on gau rakshaks: 5-year jail term, fine for violence

The Kamal Nath government cleared an amendment to the Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Vadh Pratishedh Adhiniyam, 2004 — the anti-cow slaughter law passed by the previous BJP government — to include this provision.

Madhya Pradesh likely to become first state to frame law against cow vigilantism

Sources told the Indian Express that the punishment could be three years for the first offence and five years for subsequent offences.