Cows are considered holy in India. But the country is also one of the world's biggest cattle exporters. Hundreds of thousands are smuggled into Bangladesh where their hides are turned into leather. It's a dirty business in every sense of the word.
Police say a man suspected of smuggling cows has been killed by a mob in northwestern India. Attacks by so-called "cow vigilantes" targeting minorities have become a growing problem in the Hindu-majority country.
One of Hinduism's most sacred temples in the Indian state of Kerala has turned into a stage for conflict, as devotees tried to stop women from entering despite a Supreme Court ruling permitting female visitors.
The Indian government's move to issue biometric-based unique ID numbers to cows and buffaloes in the country has raised eyebrows. Will the proposed scheme of tagging and tracking livestock work? Murali Krishnan reports.
Protests have erupted in many places against the Indian government's ban on sale of cattle for slaughter. Many say the new order violates the basic right of people to choose what they eat. Murali Krishnan reports.
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