Last modified on Aug 06, 2001
Two people were killed in northern India when a row between Hindus and Muslims over the slaughter of a cow turned violent. One from each side was shot dead. Hindus consider the cow as sacred and in most Indian states, including Uttar Pradesh, the slaughter of cows is banned. Police need to arrest those involved in the slaughter of cows, not to appease Hindus, but at least because the "cow slaughter" is a offence.
Agra Divisional Commissioner S.N. Jha said that armed police had been deployed in the village where the incident occurred and the situation was now "well under control".
Yet another sixteenth century mosque demolished by angry Hindus
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