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Pehlu Khan lynching: Rajasthan files appeal before HC Two appeal petitions against the acquittal of all six accused in the Alwar lynching case

The Rajasthan government and the family of Pehlu Khan filed two appeal petitions on Thursday before the Rajasthan High Court against the acquittal of all six accused in the Alwar lynching case. This came in wake of the August 14 order of a trial court at Alwar that had acquitted all six accused. They had been charged with…

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Hate Watch: Meet the Dadri Lynching accused who opened fire at Police CJP Hate Watch

Hari Om, an accused in the 2015 Dadri lynching case was arrested after an encounter with police in Greater Noida, UP, this month. Though Hari Om was granted bail in the mob lynching case he was later wanted in at least four cases of robbery and dishonestly receiving stolen property in Ghaziabad. When UP police…

पहलू खान को किसी ने नहीं मारा अदालत का यह कैसा इंसाफ?

देश के 73वें स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर एक अदालती फैसला न्याय की दुनिया पर एक धब्बा लगा गया. अलवर की एक अदालत ने जांच के दौरान सबूतों की कमजोर कड़ियों की वजह से पहलू खान की हत्या के छह आरोपियों को बरी कर दिया. इन सबूतों में वो वीडियो भी था, जिसमें पहलू खान पर हमला…

Where is the justice in the Pehlu Khan murder case? Did Alwar court's failure to haul up prosecution for botched investigation derail the case?

It is a question that Indian courts will have to answer. On the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day, a travesty of a verdict blotted India’s jurisprudential landscape. Rejecting the weak links in the process of collection of evidence during investigations –which included a video that was not forensically tested by the state’s prosecution—but which…

No one killed Pehlu Khan Alwar court acquits all accused giving them "benefit of doubt"

In a shocking turn of events in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, an Alwar Court has acquitted all six accused. The accused were let off after being given “benefit of doubt”. Interestingly, the viral video of the mob lynching was ruled inadmissible! Earlier the police had given the accused a clean chit based on statements from…

Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Lawyer describes tortuous legal journey Audio Interview with Teesta Setalvad

On the eve of the Pehlu Khan lynching judgment, Teesta Setalvad spoke to the deceased dairy farmer’s lawyer Kasim Khan. Here’s the audio interview where Advocate Khan takes us through the tortuous legal journey of this extremely controversial case. Not only was Pehlu Khan blamed for his fate, but he was also chargesheeted by the…

USCIRF report says India saw declining religious freedom conditions in 2018 Report once again classifies India as Tier 2 country

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recently released an annual report that examines the state of religious freedom in several countries around the world, including India. The countries are categorised into two tiers, with India once again being placed in Tier 2, “for engaging in or tolerating religious freedom violations that meet…

How A Jumble Of Politics, Gender Issues And Economics Foments Hate Crime In UP Part 5 of a 6 Part Series by Factchecker.In

Naseerpur village, Mau: When the residents of Bholapur Hindoliya village in north-western Uttar Pradesh (UP) caught a 20-year-old outsider near a cattle-shed, trying to draw out a buffalo, they were enraged. Having suffered enormous losses due to frequent cattle theft, they thought they had finally found the thief. Eyewitnesses said the villagers, mostly Jats, then…

जुनैद की अम्मी ने कहा, चुप बैठे लोगों पर भी विपत्ति आ सकती है इसलिए आवाज़ उठाना ज़रूरी है नफ़रत के खिलाफ़

16 वर्षीय जुनैद खान, जून महीने में हरियाणा से दिल्ली, ईद की खरीददारी करने आया था, वापस लौटते वक्त ट्रेन में सीट को लेकर शुरू हुए विवाद के बाद भीड़ द्वारा पीट-पीट कर  उसकी ह्त्या कर दी गई और फरीदाबाद के असोटी स्टेशन के पास उसे ट्रेन से बाहर फ़ेंक दिया गया था. 12 जनवरी…

Deliberate attempt to deflect attention from Bulanshahr cop’s murder? Fact finding team alleges cover-up by SIT

One month after violence sparked in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, on December 3, 2018, a delegation from the CPI(M), led by Brinda Karat and Subhasini Ali visited Naya Bas and Chindraoti villages in Siyana block in Bulandshahr, on January 5. The delegation met with several people in the area, and has released a report indicating a…

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