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Dire warning from Bulandshahr; nurture the lynch mob at our own peril

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Sometimes I wonder if some states in India are any different from the most hellish places on Earth like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and sub-Saharan Africa. That thought again occurred to me when reading about the violence in Bulandshahr where two human lives were taken by vigilantes upset about the killing of a cow. Is this new India then where a cow is more valuable than a human life?

The family of the police officer who lost his life in the senseless violence let loose by Hindutva groups will be asking this question. I come from a state where people relish their beef more than any other food on the plate. Even they would wonder what is happening in Uttar........

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