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Beef/Cows etc

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath feeds jaggery to cows during his visit to a cowshed, in Gorakhpur.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath feeds jaggery to cows at a shelter in the premises of Gorakhnath Temple.

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Guided by farmers, a herd of cows climb the narrow trail from Adelboden to the high plateau at Engstligenalp for their summer stay, in Adelboden, Switzerland. Accompanied by experienced cowherds, around 500 cattle master the 600m altitude difference in a little over one hour.

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A priest offers prayers to a cow near the holy lake of Pushkar, in Ajmer.

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A cow drinks water from a roadside tap on a hot summer day, during a nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Jeweller turned philanthropist Dharamraj Ranka holds a calf during Annakut Mahotsav in Hyderabad. Ranka has dedicated his life for protection of cows.

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Devotees feed cows on the occasion of 'Gopastami', in Bikaner.

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Devotees worship a cow on the occasion of 'Gopastami' festival, in Mathura.

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Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai worships a cow during Govardhan Puja, in Patna.

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People pay obeisance to a cow as part of the Rongali Bihu celebrations, at Sonitpur district, Assam

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A cow was produced before a local court in Jodhpur, in connection with a dispute over its ownership, in Rajasthan.

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Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg participates in a cow milking competition, during an agricultural fair in Seljord, Norway.

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Baba Ramdev milks a cow during the launch of Patanjali's dairy products in New Delhi.

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Muslim women tie rakhis to cows on the occasion of Rakshabandhan festival, in Lucknow.

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Cows and calves which were displaced during floods are brought back to the homes of their keepers in country boats in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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Friesian cows that were given to the residents of Rweru, Rwanda, by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi during his two day visit to Rwanda. Modi gifted some cows to the residents of Mweru, to support President Paul Kagame's initiative to reduce poverty and childhood malnutrition.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi feeds a cow after he donated 200 cows under 'Girinka' (one cow per poor family programme), at Rweru Model village, in Rwanda. Also seen is Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

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Guided by farmers, a herd of cows climb the narrow trail from Adelboden to the high plateau at Engstligenalp for their summer stay, in Adelboden, Switzerland. Accompanied by experienced cowherds, around 500 cattle master the 600m altitude difference in a little over one hour.

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President Ram Nath Kovind feeds cows during his visit to an Ayurveda healthcare centre to unveil the statue of social reformer Nanaji Deshmukh, in Chitrakoot.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat feed jaggery to cows in Dehradun.

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Cow terrorists ­detain a truck on NH 91, Aligarh

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President Ram Nath Kovind gives away a cow, symbolically represented by a cut-out, to a tribal farmer during 18th statehood foundation day ceremony at Morhabadi grounds in Ranchi. Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu and Chief Minsiter Raghbuar Das look on.

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Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattanaik creates awareness on International Cow Navaratra mahotsav at Puri beach of Odisha.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi feeds cows during his visit to the Pashudhan Arogya Mela, at Shahanshahpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

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German-national Friederike, who takes care of about 1200 cows and calves, mostly injured, sick and abandoned, in Radha Kund, Mathura.

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German-national Friederike, who takes care of about 1200 cows and calves, mostly injured, sick and abandoned, in Radha Kund, Mathura.

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An official showing Animal Health Cards being issued with an aim to control spread of animal diseases, identify and trace animal with unique identification number, upgrade information network on animal productivity to national base, in Coimbatore.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath with cows during the Guru Puranima festival at Gorakhnath temple, in Gorakhpur.

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Cows are photographed in an improvised studio during the German Holstein Show 2017 at the EWE-Arena in Oldenburg, Germany.

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Jitender (centre) explains his plight

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A trader awaits ­buyers for his buffalo and calf

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Salim prepares to take his buy, two buffaloes, to Meerut city

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Hakim, a bishti, splashes water to keep cattle cool at Rs 10 per cow/buffalo.

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Receipt for animals brought and sold in Salahpur mandi.

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Members of various organisations including some political outfits stage a demonstration in front of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras condemning the attack on a student for conducting beef festival, in Chennai.

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A student of IIT-Madras was allegedly beaten up by a gang of students in Chennai. A section of students from IIT-Madras held a beef festival on the campus to protest the ban on Sunday.

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A stray cow walks past a bus stop in Allahabad. A new ban imposed by government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests from state governments and animal-related industries. The rules, which took effect Friday, require that cattle traders pledge that any cows or buffalos sold are not intended for slaughter.

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A cow walks on a road in Allahabad. A new ban imposed by government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests from state governments and animal-related industries.

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Stray cows rest on a road in Allahabad. As per the new rules, which took effect Friday, require that cattle traders pledge that any cows or buffalos sold are not intended for slaughter.

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A stray cow lies on a road in Allahabad. A new ban imposed by government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests from state governments and animal-related industries. The rules, which took effect Friday, require that cattle traders pledge that any cows or buffalos sold are not intended for slaughter.

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Butchers sit idle inside a meat shop in Allahabad. A new ban imposed by government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests from state governments and animal-related industries. The rules, which took effect Friday, require that cattle traders pledge that any cows or buffalos sold are not intended for slaughter.

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Members of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnettra Kalagham (TMMK) shout slogans during a protest against Union Government for banning cow slaughter and restrictions on sale of cattle, in Coimbatore.

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Cows seized by Bajrang Dal activists from being allegedly illegal transporters at Sonapur on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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PETA India and JD Institute of Fashion Technology Students dressed in “bloody” body suits and holding signs reading, “Cows Suffer for Leather: Wear Vegan,” during a demonstration against the cruelty of leather production at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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PETA India and JD Institute of Fashion Technology Students dressed in “bloody” body suits and holding signs reading, “Cows Suffer for Leather: Wear Vegan,” during a demonstration against the cruelty of leather production at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Muslim children hold a gold metal cow and a placard with the message to 'Save Cow' at PM Narendra Modi's roadshow, in Surat.

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Stray cows roam on a street as volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh march to mark the Vikram Samvat's new year, in Allahabad.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi feeding cows during a visit to the Garwaghat Ashram, in Varanasi.

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U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien inspects the carcasses of dead cows in the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya. O'Brien said he is confident the United States will step up and donate to aid appeals amid concerns of possible foreign aid cuts under President Donald Trump.

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Three calves produced from frozen IVF embryos of Tharparkar breed of Rajasthan, at Dr Vijaypat Singhania Centre of Excellence for Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Livestock' at Gopalnagar near Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.

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Milk farmer with their cattles during Cow and Buffalo fair at Veterinary ground organised by Bihar State Milk Co-operative Federation Ltd. (COMFED), in Patna.

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VHP President Pravin Togadia worshipping a cow on the occasion of Gopashtami, in Ahmedabad.

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People worshipping a cow on the occasion of Govardhan Puja, in Patna.

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Women celebrate Vasubaras by performing worship of a cow and calf in Karad, Maharashtra.

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A grab of the shocking Una flogging that gripped the nation’s conscience

Women worshipping a cow on the occasion of 'Savan Chaturthi' in Surat.

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Renowned Film Actor, Raza Murad during a protest programme on 'Complete Ban on Beef Export', in New Delhi.

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Renowned Film Actor, Raza Murad, Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan, President of Ittehad-e-Millat Council (IMC) and Digvijay Singh, Congress Leader, during a protest programme on 'Complete Ban on Beef Export', in New Delhi.

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Haryana's GRD member with own vehicle bearing blue beacon.

GRD members of the Punjab unit pose with weapons.

GRD members of the Punjab unit pose with weapons.

Haryana's GRD member pose with own vehicle bearing blue beacon.

Haryana's GRD members pose before captured vehicle along with police.

They reach out to media to share regular updates on their "work" despite police asking them to desist from raids.

The GRD network spreads across states, and shares information on railway police action against so called cattle smuggling. Inflammatory rhymes like, "Holy cow cries against being slaughtered" are routinely passed around.

GRD members assist each other in catching cattle transporters until late in the night.

GRD members in one area help each other connect with rakshaks in other regions and states.

Rumour mongering: GRD activist shares information on cattle transport from Rajasthan to Kashmir in July. This turns out to be stale information.

GRD activists share pictures celebrating capture of truck ferrying animals.

Screenshot of Gauraksha Dal Yamunanagar. Activists appeal for putting pressure on government regarding proposed changes to livestock transport policy so that a vehicle used to transfer cattle cannot be a vehicle used for other goods transport purposes.

Muslim traders beaten by gau raksha dal members in Mewat’s Ghasera village

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A leather mandi in Hapur, UP

Dalit boys in Una being beaten up by gau rakshaks

Swapnil Shinde, a worker at a leather treatment plant in Sangli district, Maharashtra

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

A bull strays into the path as participants race a horse driven cart, during a traditional horse cart race in Allahabad.

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Cow protection vigilantes beat up two Muslim women at Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur railway station for carrying beef to sell.

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Dalits protest in Surat against the assault by so-called “cow protectors”

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A video grab of the beating up of four Dalit youths in Una town

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visits the dalit victims who were beaten by cow protectors few days back, at a hospital in Rajkot.

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People reacting on finding the Bovine meat in a truck in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, UP.

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A panchayat meeting in progress in Bisada village in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh

Villagers carrying cows in a boat across River Hooghly at Uluberia in Howrah district of West Bengal.

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Devotees feeding fruits to cows on the occasion of the Mahamaham festival at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.

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MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan poses with a cow during a programme organised by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, in Bhopal.

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A decorated bull is taken through a street during the celebrations of the harvest festival of Pongal in a slum in Bangalore, Karnataka.

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‘Gau Raksha Sangh’ members at a protest march over cow protection at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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The police department in Surrey, United Kingdom released an image on their Twitter account showing a cow, lying down on the hood of a BMW. The picture was posted on the department's Twitter page with a caption that noted "Remember as days get colder animals are attracted to the warmth of cars so check wheel arches or other hiding places".

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A VHP worker kicks a cow while going for immersion of ashes of Ashok Singhal in Lucknow, the video clip went viral on social media platforms.

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A VHP worker kicks a cow while going for immersion of ashes of Ashok Singhal in Lucknow.

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A VHP worker pulling ears of a cow while going for immersion of ashes of Ashok Singhal in Lucknow.

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Delhi Echo MPs protest the police visit to Kerala House in Delhi

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Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers to a cow during Gopashtami also known as Goshtashtami in Hyderabad, India.

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A security personnel fire teargas shells to disperse stone throwing youths during clash between police and protesters at Nowhatta in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Youth throw stones on security personnel during a clash erupted after protest against beef Ban and attack on truck drivers in Udhampur,at Nowhatta in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Security personnel arrests a stone throwing boy during a clash erupted after protest against the beef ban and attack on truck drivers in Udhampur,at Nowhatta in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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A Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) activist shouts slogans during a protest against the killing of Mohammad Akhlaq, in New Delhi.

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Members of various organizations protest against lynching of Akhlaq in Dadri, at Mandi House in New Delhi.

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Activists of Hindu Sena or 'Hindu Army' burn an effigy of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, as they demand a Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI enquiry into the recenbt lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq.

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Police in Indian portion of Kashmir detained dozens of supporters of Ahmed during a protest against India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after their lawmakers kicked and punched Ahmed for hosting a party where he served beef.

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Villagers vandalise properties and resort to arson over rumours of cow slaughter in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.

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