- Dec 12, 2007
Muslim man killed after being attacked by hundreds of 'cow vigilantes' in IndiaA MUSLIM MAN has died after he was attacked by hundreds of Hindu vigilantes while transporting cows in India, police said today, amid rising tensions over the slaughter of the sacred animal.
Pehlu Khan, 55, died in hospital late on Monday, two days after a mob attacked his cattle truck on a highway in Alwar in the western state of Rajasthan.
At least 10 Muslim men have been killed in similar incidents across the country by Hindu mobs on suspicion of eating beef or smuggling cows in the last two years.
In 2015, a Muslim man was lynched by his neighbours over rumours that he had slaughtered a cow. Police later said the meat was mutton.
Such murder doesn't seem to spill over by Hindu's living abroad, suggesting it's probably more of a flaring-up of local Hindu-Muslim tensions.
However stupid it sounds at present, could this become a terrorist cause of the future ?
Could we see Hindu suicide bombers targeting purveyors of Bic Macs and Whoppers ?
How long before a homegrown vegan goes postal with a knife carved from tofu or quorn ?