RSS Goons Brutally Assault Three over Allegations of Cow Slaughter in Kerala

By: Abdul Alim Jafri Three men were brutally assaulted in the name of the cow on Thursday by two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) people in Kottarakkara of Kollam district, Kerala.   Three men were brutally assaulted in the name of the cow on Thursday by two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) people in Kottarakkara of Kollam district, Kerala. They suffered critical injuries and are …

When social media rumours on child abduction trigger mob lynchings

By K. Deepalakshmi Visitors from Chennai had lost their way before they were attacked by the villagers in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai district. Sixty five-year-old Rukmani, who was in Athimoor village in the district, was killed on the suspicion that she was a child kidnapper. Photo: Special Arrangement Rumours spread like wildfire on instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp about children being kidnapped from …

Pierced with screw drivers, scraped with sickles: How a Muslim trader was lynched in UP

By: ANANYA BHARDWAJ Autopsy report shows Qasim sustained 18 grievous injuries— his ribs were fractured, there were deep cuts on his shoulders, knees and head.  Hapur: Cattle trader Mohammad Qasim, 45, lynched last week in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur, was assaulted by suspected cow vigilantes for over an hour — his body pierced with screw drivers and skin scraped with sickles. Qasim’s autopsy report, …

Another Video Emerges From Hapur, Shows 65-Year-Old Man Tortured, Abused For Alleged Cow Theft

By: Bobins Abraham Just days after the video of a 45-year-old man was lynched by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur, which the police continue to claim was the result of a motorcycle collision, another disturbing video has surfaced online. The video, once again from Hapur, shows a man identified as Samiyuddin, being assaulted and made to confess “cattle smuggling”. …

Rumors on WhatsApp are leading to deaths in India. The messaging service must act.

(Ritchie B. Tongo/European Pressphoto Agency) By Shivam Vij “Suspected child lifters are carrying sedatives, injections, spray, cotton and small towels. They speak Hindi, Bangla and Malyali. If you happen to see any stranger near your house immediately inform the local police as he could be a member of the child lifting gang,” said a message circulated in India on WhatsApp, the …