Prime minister Narendra Modi has strongly spoken out against cow protectors and on the targeting of dalits, two interlinked evocative issues that saw a worrying trend across India of groups taking law into their own hands.
Rahul Dass | August 8, 2016 | New Delhi
"If you have a problem, if you feel like attacking someone, attack me, not my dalit brothers. If you want to shoot anyone, shoot me, not my dalit brothers," declared Modi in his stentorian voice as he attempted to douse the fire of anger that had quickly spread among the dalits after four young men were ruthlessly beaten up by cow vigilantes in Gujarat.
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