April 5, 2017

"A Muslim man has died after he was attacked by hundreds of vigilantes while transporting cows in India..."

"... police said they had registered a murder case over 55-year-old Pehlu Khan's death in hospital on Monday, two days after a mob attacked his cattle truck on a highway in Alwar in the western state of Rajasthan."
But police also said they were preparing a case against the survivors of the attack, whom they suspect of trying to smuggle the cattle across state borders.

Cows are considered sacred in Hindu-majority India, where squads of vigilantes roam highways inspecting livestock trucks for any trace of the animal....

"It is illegal to transport cows, but people ignore it and cow protectors are trying to stop such people from trafficking them," [Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria] told reporters.

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.

37 comments:

David Begley said...

The Third World is nuts.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

But police also said they were preparing a case against the survivors of the attack, whom they suspect of trying to smuggle the cattle across state borders.

Holy Cow!

ddh said...

One of the foolish leftovers of British rule in India is domestic border controls on trade. Free trade doesn't exist within India, and you can see miles-long backups of trucks at the border control posts between states in India. Some of these barriers to internal trade also exist in Canada and Australia, but they are not as comprehensive as the Indian versions.

Curious George said...

"At least 10 Muslim men have been killed"

Another example of American outsourcing to India

traditionalguy said...

Eat Mor Chikin. Or else.

In honor of Autism awareness, Google "autism cow movie" and it will pull up Temple Grandin's HBO movie. That one made me cry, and that ain't easy to do.


Fernandinande said...

I hope the cow is OK.

Fernandinande said...

Hindu: Don't have a cow, man!

EDH said...

Always wonder whether showing my meat to the Indian cashier at the supermarket is a hate crime or something.

David Begley said...

All sorts of cattle trucks on Interstate 80 through Iowa and Nebraska. Will Hindus attack them? First Amendment? Diversity?

traditionalguy said...

Seriously, smart people from India are usually vegetarians for some reason. But to be socially accepted at Bar b que restaurants they will nibble on a chickin sandwich.

We are blessed our Judeo Christian heritage , as updated by Paul, to eat anything at all. We are commanded to let no man judge us in food or drink. But there maybe an issue with rare bleeding steak.

bagoh20 said...

Imagine the horror of THIS!

jaydub said...

Not surprising. Yippee-yi-yo-ti-ya qualifies as hate speech on a Hindu ranch.

AllenS said...

"Where's the beef?"

I had to use quotes so I wouldn't be charged with plagiarizing.

Fernandinande said...

Meanwhile, back in the real world

Seasonality of auricular amputations in rabbits
"Human adults and children appear to be wholly responsible for the reports of rabbit auricular amputations."

rhhardin said...

The price of beef is eternal vigilance.

Quaestor said...

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.

Muslims constitute almost 15% of the population of India, whereas 2.5% of Pakistanis are Hindus, and these live mostly in the disputed border regions of the Punjab. Muslims serve in the Indian Army, whereas the Pakistani Army service is banned by law to anyone who is not a true believer.

This kind of thing happens to others besides Muslims. Sikhs and Christians also suffer at the hands of Hindu fanatics, but those people aren't victims, are they?

Quaestor said...

"Human adults and children appear to be wholly responsible for the reports of rabbit auricular amputations."

Non-humans don't make reports, they just spread gossip.

Quaestor said...

Yippee-yi-yo-ti-ya qualifies as hate speech on a Hindu ranch.

There are no cattle drives on Hindu ranches. The cows don't drive anything. They have chauffeurs.

Roughcoat said...

A curious cultural turnabout, this ban on eating beef. In very ancient times (early second millennium BC) the Indo-European Aryan tribes that invaded northern India were, like all Indo-European peoples, a warrior-cum-cattle-based society. They kept huge cattle herds which constituted the tribe's collective wealth and they consumed vast quantities of beef every day at every sitting. The primary activity for warlike Indo-European men (which is to say, all Indo-European men) was cattle rustling, i.e. raiding and stealing cattle from the herds of neighboring tribes. This was a virtual sport for Indo-Europeans, but one with pronounced religious overtones. They rustled cattle with joy and gusto, it was considered a manly activity, and they wrote poems and songs about it and bragged about their exploits whilst feasting and drinking equally vast quantities of fermented beverages. Two great Indo-European epic poems, the Mahabharata and the Irish Táin Bó Cúailnge (trans. as "Cattle Raid at Cooley") are both based on cattle raids that escalated into big-scale wars which featured, in typical Indo-European fashion, duels between heroes in which combat was prefaced by the gloriously poetic recitations of great deeds of war, feats of daring, and noble lineages. The Iliad makes frequent mention of feasting, with beef as the main dish. The Sanskrit word for "war," "gavisti," means "a desire a for cattle." The Scots Highland clans collectively constituted a cattle-based warrior society which was fundamentally destroyed by the English in the 18th-19th centuries by a combination of English landlordism and the introduction of Merino sheep to the Highlands.

Indo-European peoples tended to be bigger and healthier than everyone else because of their diet of beef, greens, nuts. No grains: which caused bad and heart disease and stunted physical growth.

Somehow this notion of cattle as both a source of wealth and as sustenance got turned around, over time, in Hindu cultures, to the point where the eating of beef became a sacrilege.

Quaestor said...

Yippee-yi-yo-ti-ya qualifies as hate speech on a Hindu ranch.

Hindu ranches are an endangered species, as it were. Most folks today prefer their Hindus free-range.

Roughcoat said...

correction: "which caused bad" should be "which caused tooth decay"

GRW3 said...

Interestingly, a Big Mac in Delhi, made with lamb/goat (fused) tastes just like a Big Mac in the states.

traditionalguy said...

Beef is by far the best energy food. It strengthens men with both physical strength and spiritual strength. The nasty Hindoo spirits want their captives weakened, the better to devote themselves to yoga breathing exercise/ worship.

Unexpectedly, the yoga practitioners soon think of reasons to eliminate beef from all diets using a pretense that it would be a healthier lifestyle and not destroy the planet by cow fart.

Todd said...

Apparently, what they were doing (transporting cattle) was against the law where they picked up the "cargo", even so, death is a pretty tough penalty to pay for transporting cows.

Would it be reasonable to assume that none of the vigilantes will be identified?

Todd said...

If the good Lord did not wish us to consume beef, he would not have made cows taste so gosh darn GOOD!

Rick Turley said...

traditionalguy said:

"In honor of Autism awareness, Google "autism cow movie" and it will pull up Temple Grandin's HBO movie. That one made me cry, and that ain't easy to do."

Excellent movie. Between that and Homeland Claire Danes has the brilliant but damaged middle aged women acting space all to herself.

Crazy Jane said...

We underestimate the tribal nature of human beings at our peril.

Paddy O said...

"We are blessed our Judeo Christian heritage , as updated by Paul, to eat anything at all"

Having a dog steak later this evening, then? Or a cat sandwich? How about a hamster cutlet? Inviting your friends over for roast horse?

Everything is permissable, not everything is beneficial. Or culturally appropriate.

Paddy O said...

Also, I believe it was the Holy Spirit who updated the rules, then brought Peter on board with a vision, thus opening doors for us Gentiles to join in with Christianity.

walter said...

Ignorance is Bliss said...Holy Cow!
--
I have a friend who grew up in Mumbai. He uses that phrase often, appropriately and with zero sense of the irony. Delivered with his accent, it's all I can do not to laugh.

dbp said...

A few years ago, after flying into New Delhi, it was very late so we ordered room-service. The hamburgers were excellent and it was the first time we had one with an over-easy egg on it. The McDonald's did not have the lamb/goat version of the Big Mac since Hindu fanatics claimed (how would they know?) it was actually beef and so it was discontinued some time before we were there.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

..or destroying a Quran.

..or drawing Prophet Mohammad.

Todd said...

dbp said...

The hamburgers were excellent and it was the first time we had one with an over-easy egg on it.

4/5/17, 1:34 PM


That is often called a "breakfast burger". Red Robin makes a good one!

FullMoon said...

Hundred of Hindu fanatics
Hundreds of Muslim fanatics
Hundreds of leftist fanatics.

Any news of hundreds of Christian fanatics? Republican fanatics?

JaimeRoberto said...

Made me think of this song. https://youtu.be/wQynViAF6Ds

Eat steak, eat steak eat a big ol' steer
Eat steak, eat steak do we have one dear?
Eat beef, eat beef it's a mighty good food
It's a grade A meal when I'm in the mood.

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