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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…

क्या आपका कोई अपना गौरक्षकों का शिकार हुआ है? 12 साल के इम्तियाज़ के पिता से सुनिए कि आज उनकी हालत क्या है

गौरक्षकों के हाथों मार कर पेड़ पर लटकाए गए 12 साल के इम्तियाज़ के पिता से सुनिए कि आज उनकी हालत क्या है. और इसपर भी विचार कीजिये कि हिंदुस्तान में कानून व्यवस्था है या नहीं. और क्या यही नए भारत के अच्छे दिनों का ट्रेलर है?     Related: Lynched in India

2 years since Dadri, no charges framed against the accused: Yusuf Saifi Akhlaq’s lawyer talks to CJP

2 years after the Brutal lynching of Muhammed Akhlaq in Dadri, no charges have yet been framed against the accused and all 20 of them are currently out on bail. Akhlaq’s lawyer, Yusuf Saifi talks to CJP about the status of the case and the threats he faces.   Related articles: Mohammed Akhlaq Lynching Case…

Curb Cow Vigilantism

Divide and Rule in the Name of the Cow Findings of Fact Finding team investigating cow vigilantism and lynching

In a damning indictment of the government’s failure to stop violence against minorities, especially in the name of the cow protection, a new report by a fact finding team led by the Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan has found that the so called ‘Gau Rakshaks’ are a communally motivated group that thrives on religiously motivated violence. What…

Want Justice not Revenge: Mariam Ansari Jharkhand lynching victim Alimuddin Ansari’s widow does not want death penalty for convicted Gau Rakshaks

In an EXCLUSIVE interview Mariam Khatoon, the widow of Alimuddin Ansari who was killed by gau rakshaks on June 29 last year, has said she does not want her husband’s convicted killers to hang.   “Though they murdered my husband I don’t want them to lose their lives,” she told this reporter at her home…

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