India: Hindu hardliners accuse Muslims of 'bombing a cow', investigators disagree, blame the cow

11:36 AM | 15 Dec, 2017
India: Hindu hardliners accuse Muslims of 'bombing a cow', investigators disagree, blame the cow
VIDISHA - Hindu extremists, who miss no chance to target Muslims in India, once again took aim at the minority by accusing it of feeding a bomb to a cow which exploded in her mouth. The investigators have found the claims fake.

The incident took place in an area called Ahmadpur road in the town of Vidisha, Madhya Pardesh here the other day. Afterwards, Hindu hardliners started accusing Muslims of targeting the cow, reportedly owned by a Hindu farmer.

Inciting the communal violence, an extremist took to twitter and claimed without any investigation stating as “Muslims fed bomb to cow which blew inside her mouth. #Cow critically injured in Vidisha, MP. No arrests by police. #Hindus not allowed to protest”.

In response to fake claims regarding the involvement of Muslims, Madhya Pardesh Minister of Home & Transport Bhupendra Singh tweeted that FIR has been registered in the case. He added, "Investigations do not point to any communal mischief".

The minister said the according to initial investigations some tribal boys had hidden a ‘suar maar bomb’ (handmade bomb) in the bushes, which the poor cow inadvertently chewed. He added that tribal dwellings have been cleared from that area.

Meanwhile, the police during the investigation also did not find any involvement of Muslims in the incident. Talking to India-based Alt News, SP of Vidisha Vineet Kapoor confirmed that the cow indeed received injuries due to accidentally chewing a bomb.

The news quoted the SP as, “The explosive, known as ‘suar maar bomb’ (handmade bomb) is used by the nomadic tribe presently inhabiting the area for hunting wild pigs and are triggered by pressure. The cow accidentally chewed on the bomb when it was grazing the area, as a result of which it exploded. There is no Muslim or communal angle”.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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