Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken his silence over the mob killing of a Muslim man rumored to have eaten beef. Hindus and Muslims should fight poverty and not each other, he told a campaign rally in Bihar. Mr. Modi had been under pressure to condemn the killing of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was beaten to death last month.
Hindus consider cows sacred and slaughtering the animals is banned in many states. Mr. Modi’s government wants a nationwide ban, but beef is consumed by Muslims and other religious minorities in India. (BBC)