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#NotInMyName: Cow Vigilantism – List of deaths, names and details of victims

More than twenty Muslims have been killed reportedly in various parts of the Nation. Most of them were killed for allegedly eating or storing beef or on the basis of rumours that they were transporting cows to slaughter houses or for being potential cow-thieves. In none of these cases, the culprits have been questioned. On the contrary, the victims themselves have been accused in false charges and continually harassed.

28 September, 2015: Muhammed Akhlaq was lynched in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh for allegedly storing beef. What sent goosebumps down the spine was that rather than bringing the culprits into the book, a case was filed against the family for allegedly killing a calf and the family was continuously harassed. They had to finally flee the village and now are living in Delhi.

23rd June 2017: Hafiz Junaid, 16 year-old was lynched by a mob in the train while he and his friends were travelling from Delhi to Ballbgarh, Haryana after Eid-shopping. They were attacked by a mob calling communal slurs, pulling their beard and throwing down their skull-caps. Strangely, neither the co-passengers nor even those on the platforms admitted to seeing anything.

Aged 16 to 60, victims are being targeted irrespective of age.

  1. 2 June, 2014  : Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh, 24 years, beaten to death in Pune.
  2. 5 March, 2015: Syed Sarif Uddin Khan, lynched by mob for alleged rape in Dimapur, Nagaland.
  3. 30 May, 2015: Abdul Gaffar Qureshi, 60 years, a government contractor for cow-carcass disposal lynched in Rajasthan.
  4. 28 September, 2015: Mohammad Akhlaq, 50 years, lynched in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh
  5. 9 October, 2015: Zahid Rasool Bhatt, 16 years, died in a bomb attack on his truck in Udhampur.
  6. 16 October, 2015: Noman Akhtar, 28 years, lynched in Himachal Pradesh for transporting cows.
  7. 2 November, 2015: Mohammed Hamsad Ali, 55 years, lynched by villagers in Manipur over allegations of calf-theft
  8. 19 Februay 2016: Muslim cops thrashed and forced to chant `Jai Bhawani’ in Latur, Maharashtra
  9. 18 March, 2016: Mohammad Majloom, 35 years, and Inayatullah Khan, 12 years suspected “cattle traders”, hanged in Latehar, Jharkhand.
  10. 1 April 2017: Pehlu Khan died of injuries after being attacked in Alwar, Rajasthan
  11. 15 April 2017: Abu Hanifa and Riazuddin Ali suspected in cattle trading were killed for allegedly stealing cattle in Assam
  12. 2 May 2017: Ghulam Mohammad, 45 years old, killed for allegedly “helping” an inter-faith couple in Bulandshahr
  13. 6 May, 2017: Salman Abdul, 25 years, beaten and run over by a vehicle at Bhopal.
  14. May 2017: Assault on Muslim youths in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.
  15. 22 May, 2017: Munna Ansari, 39 years, lynched in Jharkhand on “child lifter” rumour.
  16. 26 May, 2017: Two traders thrashed in Malegaon, Maharashtra for allegedly storing beef.
  17. 7 June, 2017: Muslim man attacked in Dhanbad, Jharkand on suspicion he was taking beef to an Iftaar.
  18. 12 June, 2017: Tamil Nadu animal husbandry dept. officials transporting cattle in trucks attacked in Barmer.
  19. 16 June, 2017: Zaffar Hussein lynched in Pratapgarh Rajasthan for trying to protect women.
  20. 23 June, 2017: Hafiz Junaid lynched, 3 thrashed over beef rumours in Ballabhgarh, Haryana.
  21. 23 June,2017: Nasirul Haq, Mohammed Samiruddin, Mohammed Nasir lynched by a mob in West Bengal
  22. 23 June, 2017. Mohammad Salman, 25 years, shot dead by local police outside his house.
  23.  27 June, 2017: Usman Ansari, thrashed and his house set on fire when a dead cow was found outside his house