Cattle on farm.

印度:神圣的牛和不神圣的政治

新德里—最近几周,印度的热门新闻读起来令人作呕。令人震惊的是,这些报道中的主角大多是和平的无辜动物——牛。

距离新德里一小时行程的一个小镇,一位男性穆斯林因为据传屠宰并吃掉了一只牛而被打死。牛是印度教的圣物。另一位男性因为被相信卷入了牛只走私而被村民袭击致死。还有一位卡车司机在查谟和克什米尔邦的乌德汉普尔(Udhampur)被杀,因为据传他参与了杀牛。三起死亡事件相隔不到三周。

公职官员也参与了行动。反对党国大党党员、卡纳塔克邦首席部长最近宣布他要吃牛肉,而执政党印度人民党的一位政客威胁说,如果他真的吃了牛肉,就要他的项上人头。

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