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Pehlu Khan

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…

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…

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…

Police file chargesheet against Pehlu Khan, call him Cattle Smuggler Accused go scot-free, even as victims are penalised

In a damning indictment of police incompetence and perhaps even state sponsored persecution of minority communities, the Alwar Police have filed a chargesheet against Pehlu Khan and his companions in the infamous Alwar Lynching Case. Picking up from a previously launched smear campaign where the focus was on making Pehlu Khan and his sons look…

The Murder of Pehlu Khan

Pehlu Khan was killed on a busy highway in Rajasthan by a mob of self-proclaimed cow protectors. Now in an exclusive investigation, senior investigative journalist Ajit Sahi has discovered that this was in fact murder. He has also found that the police sabotaged the investigation and engaged in an elaborate cover up. This weakened the…

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