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Sandip Roy: Cow Vigilantes

Courtesy of Sandip Roy
Cows in the street

There’s a new political force center stage in India these days. The cow. The cow has always been holy to millions of Hindus but it’s still a placid animal. These days it’s become a sort of political battering ram. In the name of protecting cows, gau rakshaks or cow vigilantes have been beating those they accuse of trafficking in cows.