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Communal cattleysts The gaushala at Maan Mandir Seva Sansthan in Barsana

Mihir Srivastava

Engineer Rashid Ahmed speaks to the media in Srinagar. Lawmakers from India's ruling Hindu nationalist party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kashmir kicked and punched Ahmed, independent member of the state assembly on Thursday for hosting a party where he served beef. Hindus consider cows to be sacred, and slaughtering the animals is banned in most Indian states.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Begusarai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally, in Begusarai. Modi launched a blistering attack on RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, saying his beef eating remark is an "abuse" and "huge insult" to Yaduvanshis (Yadav clan) and asked people of Bihar to reject the grand secular alliance warning it will bring jungle raj 2".

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Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid was thrashed by some BJP legislators in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for throwing a beef party here, triggering an uproar from the opposition which staged a walkout.

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SSP Kiran S speaks at a meeting organised for peace and harmony in the wake of the recent lynching incident, in Dadri.

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A totally bruised Asgari Begum, mother of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was killed over an alleged incident of beef eating, at Bisara Village, in Uttar Pradesh.

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An activist of Hum Azaadiyon Ke Haq Mein shouts slogans against the killing of a 52-year-old Muslim farmer Mohammad Akhlaq during a protest in Mumbai.

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Relatives of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was killed over an alleged incident of beef eating mourn in New Delhi.

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Activists of Hum Azaadiyon Ke Haq Mein hold placards as they participate in a protest against the killing of a 52-year-old Muslim farmer Mohammad Akhlaq in Mumbai.

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Activists of leftist student unions carry placards denouncing the lynching of a 52-year-old Muslim farmer Mohammad Akhlaq by villagers, as they shout anti-government slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

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Members of civil society hold a candle lit vigil in memory of a 52-year-old Muslim farmer Mohammad Akhlaq who was lynched by a mob, in New Delhi.

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A man holds a placard as he participates in a protest against the killing of a Muslim farmer, in New Delhi. A man was beaten up to death after rumors that the family was eating beef, in Bisara, Uttar Pradesh.

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Engineer Rashid, an independent legislator holds banner as he disrupted the first day of Jammu and Kashmir assembly's autumn session in Srinagar. Rashid was protesting a court ruling upholding a colonial-era law banning cow slaughter and the sale of beef in Kashmir.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League Party protest against Dadri lynching incident at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League Party protest against Dadri lynching incident at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League Party protest against Dadri lynching incident at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League Party protest against Dadri lynching incident at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League Party protest against Dadri lynching incident at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League Party protest against Dadri lynching incident at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League Party protest against Dadri lynching incident at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League Party protest against Dadri lynching incident at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Dadri lynching victim Mohd Ikhlaq's son Danish receiving treatment at a hospital in Noida.

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Dadri lynching victim Mohd Ikhlaq's son Danish receiving treatment at a hospital in Noida. Danish received severe injuries after he was beaten up by the mob over rumours of cow slaughter and beef eating, recently.

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Family members of Akhlaq, who was lynched in Dadri with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, at his official residence in Lucknow.

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Activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) protest against the bandh called by Hurriyat and other separatist groups over beef ban, in Jammu.

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Members of Khudai Khidmatgar holding a candle light protest in front of Rajghat in New Delhi against the killing of Mohd Ikhlaq in Dadri.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with villagers at Bisara village where Mohd Ikhlaq was recently lynched by a mob, in Dadri.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting the family of Mohd Ikhlaq, who was lynched by a mob, at Bisara village in Dadri.

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A village woman stopping Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh from entering Bisara village where Mohd Ikhlaq was recently lynched by a mob, in Dadri.

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A village woman stopping Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from entering Bisara village where Mohd Ikhlaq was recently lynched by a mob, in Dadri.

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Village women stopping Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from entering Bisara village where Mohd Ikhlaq was recently lynched by a mob, in Dadri.

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) protest against Dadri lynching incident at GPO in Lucknow.

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A group of people shout slogans holding placards during a protest against Beef ban by J&K High Court, in Srinagar.

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The family of Ikhlaq, who was beaten to death by a mob, at Bisara in Dadri.

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Relatives mourn the death of farmer Mohammad Akhlaq at his home in Bisara village about 45 kilometers (25 miles) from New Delhi. Villagers allegedly beat Akhlaq to death and severely injured his son upon hearing rumors that the family was eating beef.

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Protesters, amid tear smoke, hurling stones at security personnel during a clash after a protest over beef ban, near Eidgah in Srinagar, J&K.

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Protesters, amid tear smoke, hurling stones at security personnel during a clash after a protest over beef ban, near Eidgah in Srinagar, J&K.

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Protesters hurling stones at security personnel during a clash after a protest over beef ban, near Eidgah in Srinagar, J&K.

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A protester throws back exploded tear gas shell at police men during a protest in Srinagar against the banning cow slaughter and the sale of beef in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.

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Protesters run for cover amid tear gas smoke fired by police men during a protest in Srinagar. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of Kashmiris who gathered to protest a court ruling upholding a colonial-era law banning cow slaughter and the sale of beef in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.

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Kashmiris face off against police at a beef ban protest

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Kashmiris protest in Srinagar against the beef slaughter ban

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Jain community people meet Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Beef ban issue in Mumbai.

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A view of Lal Chowk market during a one-day strike call given by Separatist and Religious groups in protest against the Beef ban by J&K High Court, in Srinagar.

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Security forces men guard at Nowhatta Chowk during restrictions following a one-day strike call given by Separatist and Religious groups in protest against the Beef ban by J&K High Court, in Srinagar.

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Policeman looks at a vehicle used in bovine smuggling which was overturned and damaged by protestors at Athem Village in Nagrota tehsil of Jammu.

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Conde de la Maza fighting bulls run after revelers during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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A man on the bank of Sangam, the confluence of River Ganga Yamuna and Mythological Sarswati in Allahabad.

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Noted playwright and actor Girish Karnad and Marula Siddappa join a protest against the ban on beef eating in Bengaluru.

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Leathers seen hanging in the backdrop of Photos of Hindu Gods.

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In the process of making the drum.

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Raghavan checks the dryness of the top part of a drum kept for drying.

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Raji cleaning the leather which which were kept in hot sun for drying.

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Raghavan trying to fix a leather on the top part of a drum.

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Top part of drum made out leather kept in hot sun for drying.

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Vigesh in the process of making the drum.

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Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi during Goverdhan Puja in Patna.

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Pauri Bull sacrifice ceremony at Kanda fair, now discontinued in Uttarakhand. In HP, a state diktat has met local resistance.

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New Delhi, Oct 5 In the capital, Bawana village saw violence over alleged ‘cow smuggling and slaughter’

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Bhopal, Sept 22 A vegan PETA activist was roughed up during a demonstration in the Madhya Pradesh capital

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Baroda, Sept 28 Despite pre-Id ‘peace talks’, the city saw simmering pockets of violence. It continued for days.

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Gimme red? Butcher shops selling beef in the bylanes of Calcutta

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Taboo talk The BJP protests beef-eating

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Beef it up Kancha Ilaiah (in waistcoat) with students at the ‘beef festival’ in 2012

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A herd of cows during a protest by Goraksha Dal against cow slaughter at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at a Krishi Mahotsav in Mahesana district, Gujarat.

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Children during a demonstration organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Bangalore. The demonstration was held ahead of Mothers Day to protest against dairy farms that forcibly impregnate cows and then separate their newborn calves in order to sell their milk, according to a press release.

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Devotees lie on the ground in front of running cows as part of a ritual during the Govardhan Puja in Madhya Pradesh.

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A cow trying to quench his thirst from a water tap during a hot summer day in Balurghat, West Bengal.

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Men make a decorated cow jump over fire as part of Makar Sankranti celebrations in Bangalore.

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Police detain activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad during a protest rally against the slaughter of cows during Eid al-Adha festival in Hyderabad.

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A pair of Jersey cows lean on each other at the Goodrich farm in England.

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A devotee worships a cow outside Krishna temple during Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura.

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Villagers get two buffaloes married during a tradition for rains at Vaginakere near Chikmagalur in Karnataka.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy at the “Dairy Show - 2012” in Hyderabad.

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French Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 presidential elections Francois Hollande cleans a cow as he visits the Agriculture Fair in Paris.

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An Act banning COWSLAUGHTER that many call draconian, in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh. The police gets sweeping powers of search and seizure, the guilty 7 years’ RI.

A participant holds a placard during a rally organised in support of anti-cow slaughter law in Bangalore.

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A participant holds a placard during a rally organised in support of anti-cow slaughter law in Bangalore. Karnataka lawmakers recently passed the anti-cow slaughter bill and are waiting for the approval of Governor, the envoy of country's President. The law which is in place in some other states prohibits slaughter of cattle and the offenders can be imprisoned for one year to seven years.

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Will they or won’t they serve BEEF at the DELHI C’WEALTH GAMES? The state is in a bind; the Sangh horde is in spate but as host city Delhi has commitments too.

People at the swami?s ashram in Jalaspata are still bitter that his killers have not been identified and punished. They also insist illegal conversion and cow slaughter must be stopped to ensure peace between Hindus and Christians.

Shiv Sena activists raise slogans at a protest in New Delhi. The protest was against cow slaughter and the alleged cruel transportation of animals to slaughterhouses in overcrowded vehicles.

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BJP's Sanyasin-politician Uma Bharti takes blessings from her guru, Swami Vishweshar Teerath Maharaj after her swearing in ceremony as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal. Uma Bharati is the first woman Chief Minister of the state and one of her policy statements as chief minister was to announce a "complete ban on cow slaughter" something her predecessor had tried capitalising on too.

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Wednesday 4 October
Karnataka has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently. If it is not the usual political shenanigans or corruption stories, it is the language controversy, the bandh over Belgaum on the festering Karnataka-Maharashtra boundary issue (pictured above) or the latest communal riot that engulfed Mangalore over the sensitive cow-slaughter issue. The violence started by Bajrang Dal activists resulted in the town being under curfew from October 4 onwards, and left 2 dead, 80 injured and over 300 arrested.

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