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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…

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…

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…

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