Mob in India lynches two Muslims over suspected cow theft

Mob in India lynches two Muslims over suspected cow theftA mob in India beat to death two Muslims who were accused of trying to steal cows for slaughter, police said on Monday, the latest incident in a surge of violence blamed on hardline Hindu groups. Some Hindu groups are demanding a ban on the slaughter of cows, which many Hindus regard as sacred.’ Activists have been making their demands more vociferously since Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, came to power in 2014. About 20 people attacked the two Muslim youths, beating them with sticks, after they were accused of plotting to steal cows.



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