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India court jails 11 men for life over ‘beef’ murder

An Indian court has sentenced 11 men to life in prison for killing a Muslim meat trader they suspected of transporting beef, in the first convictions over so-called "cow vigilantism". The men, including a worker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, were found guilty of killing Alimuddin Ansari in the eastern state of Jharkhand in June 2017. It was one of a series of attacks related to cows, which are considered sacred by Hindus. The men were charged with murder and rioting, among other offences, under…