mob lynchings

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Cows come home to haunt Narendra Modi

Critics say Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on a mission to impose "Hindutva", the hegemony of Hindus, on 1.25-billion-strong India.

published on : 5th April 2019

Baby-selling scandal, activists' gangrape shame Jharkhand in 2018

Union minister Jayant Sinha stoked a controversy in July after he garlanded eight convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case when they came out of prison on bail and offered them sweets.

published on : 20th December 2018

What India faces today nothing short of existential threat to civilisation: Prashant Bhushan

Historian Ramachandra Guha, who also spoke, said political democracy does not mean social and cultural democracy

published on : 3rd September 2018

Government will bring a law on lynchings if needed: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Home minister’s comment came after Rakbar Khan, alias Akbar of Kol village in Haryana’s Nuh district, was allegedly beaten to death late on Friday by suspected cow vigilantes.

published on : 24th July 2018

Maharashtra police provide WhatsApp helplines, rope in fact-checking sites to stop mob lynchings

Police are also roping in fact-checking websites to verify rumours on social media and debunk fake news.

published on : 5th July 2018

Horrified by terrible acts of violence: WhatsApp to IT Min

In its response to the IT Ministry's notice, WhatsApp has said false news and spread of hoaxes are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies

published on : 4th July 2018

Lynchings on rise, Government warns WhatsApp against misuse of its platform

The consecutive instances of lynchings in various parts of country over rumours being spread through provocative WhatsApp forwards has put a question mark on the messaging platform.

published on : 3rd July 2018

A 40-year-old man suspected to be child-lifter, lynched in Chattisgarh village

As rumours about a gang of child-lifters being in the area were swirling around, the villagers thought the man was a part of some such gang and beat him to death with sticks.

published on : 23rd June 2018