Beef over Belief

On the 30th of September, Mohammad Akhlaq, a muslim resident of Bisara, a village near New Delhi, was dragged out of his home and beaten to death. Akhlaq’s alleged crime? Eating beef. The mob of Hindu men responsible for 52-year-old Akhlaq’s murder were spurred into action by a broadcast made from the village temple’s loudspeakers, condemning Akhlaq’s household for apparently slaughtering …