Assam lynching

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India to counter mob lynching

Several people have lost their lives in the past one year in India by lynch mobs after rumours of child lifting triggered via messages on WhatsApp.

published on : 20th July 2018

Lynching continues in Assam amid rumours of firecrackers, cow-slaughter, child -trafficking

According to reports, at least 20 people were killed in 14 separate incidents between May and July 2018 in various parts of India.

published on : 13th July 2018

WhatsApp to work with Indian experts to curb lynching 

WhatsApp said it would fund research to find out why misinformation spreads on the platform like wildfire in India.

published on : 4th July 2018

Assam lynching: Media houses, students launch campaigns on social media use

Two men were pulled out of their vehicle at Panjuri in Karbi Anglong district and beaten to death by a mob which believed they were child-lifters following dissemination of fake news on social media.

published on : 24th June 2018

Five more arrested in Assam lynching case, toll recahes 71

The five arrested today were--Raikom Timung, Mensing Kro, Roben Mech, Bikram Hanse and Protap Kro.

published on : 18th June 2018

Assam lynching: one more arrested, total tally rises to 31 

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced to conduct the trial of the lynching in a fast track court.

published on : 17th June 2018

Assam lynching: 16 arrested, strict vigil on social media

Among those arrested, included the man who allegedly fanned the rumour on social media that child lifters have entered Assam, Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia told reporters.

published on : 10th June 2018