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Cows: A Symbol of Divinity and Discord in Modi's India

Aug 29, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
Cows: A Symbol of Divinity and Discord in Modi’s India
Hindu monks and devotees worship cows in a temple celebration. Cows are both a source of spiritual devotion and political strife in India.
(DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Recent events in India have highlighted the challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces in navigating the country's enduring caste divisions. A group of vigilantes in India assaulted four men July 11 whom they accused of killing a cow in the city of Una, Gujarat. Cattle slaughter is illegal in Gujarat....

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