Lynchings (“Premeditated extrajudicial killings by a group”) have always haunted India. During the past few decades India has witnessed a spate of lynchings, the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots, 1992 Anti-Muslim riots across India and 2002 anti-Muslim riots in the state of Gujarat. The recent spate of Lynchings in the name of cow vigilantism have shocked Indians and people around the world, victims being mostly Muslims.

Welcome to Lynchistan

Watching the abject horror of 28-year-old Rakbar Khan’s murder unfold in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, a year after a murderous mob of cow…

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Anatomy of a Lynching

By Aatish Taseer NEW DELHI — A lynching is much more than just a murder. A murder may occur in private. A lynching…

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