How hate-mongers turned a man-animal conflict into a Hindu-Muslim turf war

Updated 5:53 PM, 10 June, 2020
A pregnant elephant that died by allegedly eating firecracker-stuffed coconut has been dragged into a communal conflict | Photo - Mohan Krishnan/Facebook
In June 2017, India’s former foreign secretary Nirpuama Rao, a native of Malappuram in Kerala, tweeted not to spread hate against the district. This was in response to a tweet that went viral by a right wing Twitter handle @reachsom or Somnath saying that nobody can buy land in Malappuram except Muslims.
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