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India’s crackdown on abattoirs spreads, causing Muslim unease

NEW DELHI: A crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs in India's most populous state has spread to other states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, as Hindu hardliners press a political agenda that risks alienating the country's Muslim minority. The latest crackdown started after Modi appointed Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh following the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in elections there earlier this month. The demands by right-wing Hindu groups to stop the slaughter of cows,…