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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…

In The Wake Of Hate Crime, Leaving Home In Search Of Safety Part 4 of a series of reports on Hate Crime in UP by Factchecker.in

Soi village, Bulandshahr: “Baba loved the village,” said Vakeel Ahmad, a year and a half after his father Ghulam Mohammed was lynched outside Soi village of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh (UP), where the family had lived for generations. “He always said there can be no better place than the village,” Ahmad said, on the phone…

Lingering Fear, Distrust, Justice Delayed, Denied A Field Report From 13 Sites Of Hate Crime In Uttar Pradesh by Factchecker.in

Varanasi: With 92 attacks, 2018 recorded the most hate crime in India in a decade, according to Hate Crime Watch, a database of religious identity-based hate crimes across India from 2009 to 2018, maintained by FactChecker. Uttar Pradesh, as per the 2011 Census, accounts for 16.5% of the country’s population. However, almost a third of the hate crimes…

Afrazul Murder

Contempt of Court: SC seeks reply from Raj Govt in Lynching matter Petition moved by Tushar Gandhi and Tehseen Poonawalla in wake of Rakhbar Khan Lynching

The Supreme Court has sought the Rajasthan government’s reply to a contempt of court petition moved by activists Tushar Gandhi and Tehseen Poonawala in wake of the brutal lynching of 28 year old Rakhbar Khan in Alwar. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has directed the Principal Secretary of the Home Department of the Rajasthan state government to file an…

Teesta Setalvad and Vishal Dadlani urge you to Fight The Mob Press Release

Human Rights Defender Teesta Setalvad and rockstar Vishal Dadlani came together in Mumbai to discuss the growing instances of mob violence and institutional scuttling of dissenting voices. The initiative called ‘Fight The Mob’ is an extension of a nationwide campaign against hate speech by human rights organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) of which Setalvad is Secretary. “We…

India: The new Lynchdom How the fear of the 'other' drives mob violence in India

Law may not be able to make a man love him but it can keep the man from lynching him.” Martin Luther King Jr.   These words were said by Martin Luther King Jr. in the era where the racial segregation was at its peak and the African Americans targeted in the form of lynching.…

Does India’s Far-Right Government Officially Approve of Lynching As a Political Tool? Alternet

Most of the victims are Muslim. Most Americans, one hopes, would today feel deeply ashamed and embarrassed by a dark chapter in their history. Perhaps even a white supremacist might today flinch at the mention of the word lynch. It’s what the White Man frequently did to the Black Man in “the land of the…

Lynched in India A Timeline of Lynching Cases in India since 2014

The recent lynching Akbar Khan (alias Rakbar) in Alwar, shows how instances of lynching have not abated in 2018. In fact there has been an increase in the spate of violence against minorities and oppressed sections of society over the last three years. ‘Lynching’ has become common and most victims and survivors are either Muslim…

SC slams Lynch Mobs, issues directions to govt to check ‘mobocracy’ Landmark judgment warns people against taking law into their own hands

In a landmark judgment on the unabated and unabashed lynching of people across India, the Indian Supreme Court has come down heavily on perpetrators of such crimes as well as the law and order machinery that has failed to curb this menace. The strongly worded judgment, not only condemns “horrendous acts of mobocracy” but also…

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