Religion: Cow

In Delhi, British India, Mohammedans persisted in carrying cows for sacrifice through the district inhabited by citizens of the Hindu persuasion, in whose eyes the cow, and all that appertains to the cow, is sacred. The Hindus fell upon the Mohammedans, killed 6, wounded 100.

It was recalled that an alleged cause of the Sepoy Rebellion, in 1857, was bovine grease on cartridges issued to the Hindu troops.


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