Sunday, September 24, 2023

Indian police arrest ‘cow vigilante’ over religious violence

Mr Manesar is also a prime suspect in the Feb. 15 murder of two Muslim men in neighbouring Rajasthan state.

• September 12, 2023
Indian Police
Indian Police

Police in the northern Indian state of Haryana arrested a wanted cow vigilante who was at the centre of the deadly religious violence that killed six people in July.

According to police, Monu Manesar (originally named Mohit Yadav) was arrested while he was passing through a market in the state’s Gurugram district.

“To our information, he is the one who had put an instigating video on July 28, ahead of a religious match.

“This provoked the community and led to widespread violence,” a senior police officer in Haryana, Mamta Singh said.

“We are questioning him in our cases only. Rajasthan police too have got his warrants.”

Mr Manesar is also a prime suspect in the Feb. 15 murder of two Muslim men in neighbouring Rajasthan state.

The violence in Haryana’s Nun began on July 31, during a religious match organised by the Hindu hardline group Vishwa Hindu Parishad, and then spread to adjoining areas, including Gurugram.

During the clashes, many vehicles were set ablaze and the agitated mob resorted to stone pelting.

Subsequently, incidents of arson were also reported.

Cow slaughtering is a sensitive issue in India and sometimes flares up communal passions.

To defend cows, groups under the patronage of rightwing Hindu organisations have come up in rural areas of India to protect them and stop the sale of beef.

The groups routinely check vehicles and often beat up cattle traders.

Many people were lynched by these groups.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Nigerian Army and police officers

Hot news Home top

Police, army foil kidnap attempts as gunmen attack Katsina housing estate

A resident said the assailants stormed the estate at about 11:00 p.m. and immediately began to shoot into the air.

John Owan-Enoh


FG committed to increasing investment in sports development: Minister

He said Tinubu made the right decision in creating a separate ministry for sports.

FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike [Credit: Chi Geru]


Wike gives three-month grace to owners of 189 undeveloped plots to start work

He stated that the affected property owners were expected to develop the property within the stipulated period. 



Mohbad’s outrage rages, Tems’ pregnancy rumour, other entertainment highlights this week

The week’s entertainment highlights featured heartfelt expressions of grief from both fans and celebrities of Mohbad



2023 Igbo Day: South-East governors solidly behind Ohaneze, says Iwuanyanwu

The Igbo leader commended Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State for accepting to host the Igbo Day.

Ekiti State House of Assembly


Ekiti Assembly summons sports council officials over athletes’ ‘shabby outfit’ at sports festival

The assembly directed the officials to appear before its committee as a proactive measure against future occurrence of the situation.