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29 JUN: Protests are taking place across India against rising attacks on Muslims and Dalits (formerly untouchables) by vigilante cow protection groups. About 2,000 people turned out in Delhi. Protests were also being held in 15 other cities as well as in London, protest organiser Saba Dewan said. Many Hindus consider the cow a sacred animal. Wednesday's protests come amid reports that a Muslim dairy farmer in Jharkhand state was assaulted and his house was set on fire after the carcass of a cow was found at his door on Tuesday afternoon. Ever since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in the summer of 2014, vigilante cow protection groups have been emboldened and there have been numerous attacks on Muslims and Dalits, for whom beef is a staple. Under Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP, the cow has become a polarising animal and religious divisions are widening. Read more: NotInMyName India Delhi BeefLynchings BeefBan Beef MobLynching Muslims Islam Hinduism BJP Modi BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews: NOT IN MY NAME BEEF LYNCHINGS EFECHINGS 29 JUN: Protests are taking place across India against rising attacks on Muslims and Dalits (formerly untouchables) by vigilante cow protection groups. About 2,000 people turned out in Delhi. Protests were also being held in 15 other cities as well as in London, protest organiser Saba Dewan said. Many Hindus consider the cow a sacred animal. Wednesday's protests come amid reports that a Muslim dairy farmer in Jharkhand state was assaulted and his house was set on fire after the carcass of a cow was found at his door on Tuesday afternoon. Ever since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in the summer of 2014, vigilante cow protection groups have been emboldened and there have been numerous attacks on Muslims and Dalits, for whom beef is a staple. Under Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP, the cow has become a polarising animal and religious divisions are widening. Read more: NotInMyName India Delhi BeefLynchings BeefBan Beef MobLynching Muslims Islam Hinduism BJP Modi BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews
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