'A free pass for mobs to kill': India urged to stem cow vigilante violence

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Human Rights Watch blames police inertia and government failures for lack of justice for those affected

Hindu cow vigilante groups in India are escaping punishment for lynchings because of police inertia and complicity by local officials, leaving the family of those affected without justice, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.

The report urges the government to prosecute mob violence by cow protection groups that have targeted Muslims, Dalits and other minorities in the five years since the BJP came to power.

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