Weekly News Roundup – April 15, 2019


Cow vigilantism on a rise, targeting religious minorities: UN

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According to the UN reports, there has been a substantial increase in the cow vigilante violence, which was basically targeting the religious minorities, since 2015. In May 2017, the Modi government banned the trade of cows for slaughter across the country, which drastically affected the multi-billion dollar meat and the leather industry, although killing cows for meat or trade was already prohibited in most states across the county.… The vigilantism, the bans on abattoirs, tanneries and the demonizing of eating of beef made the citizens re think about the Modi government’s true intentions.

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Employer ‘forcing labourer to eat excreta’, is this not Hindu terrorism: activists ask PM

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Protesting against an incident that took place in Mulshi taluka, where a Dalit labourer was allegedly forced to eat human excreta, social activist Dr Baba Adhav on Friday said he wanted to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi if this was not a case of ‘Hindu terrorism’. “The Prime Minister said in his speech in Wardha that there is no Hindu terrorism… A poor labourer is being made to eat human excreta by his upper caste master. We want to ask him, what should this inhuman act be called,” said Adhav.

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We blame Modi for the killing of the CRPF jawans in Pulwama: CRPF jawan Subramanian’s mother

Photo Credit: The Hans Indian

V Ganapathy silently prays at his son’s grave, as the sun sets over Savalaperi village. The sight of the old man in front of the framed picture of CRPF jawan G Subramanian, the fenced-in grave and induces a sense of tragedy.… Ganapathy and his family silently fumed in contradiction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategies and government, as he appealed the Pulwama martyrs to strike a chord with the youth, neglectful of the Election Commission’s warnings. There’s simmering anger against Modi. “We blame him, his government for the killing of the CRPF jawans and rising costs,” says Subramanian’s mother Marudathaal. “He was interested in farming. I wish he had pursued that. He would have still been alive,” said Krishnveni.…

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