9 Oct, 2015
Politicians from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party in Kashmir kicked and punched an independent member of the state assembly on Thursday for hosting a party where he served beef. Inside the Indian village where a mob killed a man for eating beef Read more Bharatiya Janata party members beat Rashid Ahmed, a Muslim, in the assembly soon after its session began.
Television footage showed Ahmed hitting back at a BJP member while officials intervened to separate the fighting lawmakers. Other opposition politicians came to Ahmed’s aid and later staged a walkout. The ruling party politicians were angry over a party hosted by Ahmed the previous night where beef was served. Hindus consider cows to be sacred, and slaughtering the animals is banned in most Indian states