Will Modi stop India’s cow terrorists from killing Muslims?

By Barkha DuttJuly 24Email the author There is a repugnant euphemism that has entered the lexicon of Indian prime-time television lately. “Cow vigilantes” has become contemporary shorthand for murderous right-wing mobs who kill Muslims simply for being Muslim. They shelter behind the misleading respectability of the euphemism. For us in the media to use the word “vigilantism” to describe hate crimes against …

Another day, another lynching: cow vigilantism in India’s culture of impunity

By ANGSHUMAN CHOUDHURY July 20 was a rather strange day for India’s democracy. On the one hand, the Lok Sabha, lower house of the federal parliament, in a long and unusually eventful session, debated a no-confidence motion brought by the opposition parties against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government with much gusto. It was a high-voltage session – peppered with plenty …

India’s Supreme Court warns of ‘mobocracy,’ urges government to pass anti-lynching law after deadly attacks

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court urged the government to pass a new anti-lynching law and to stop the spread of Internet rumors after dozens of people were killed in a string of mob attacks fueled largely by social media. In recent weeks, violent lynchings sparked by rumors of child-kidnapping gangs or organ- harvesting rings have claimed more than two dozen …

India’s Supreme Court warns of ‘mobocracy,’ urges government to pass anti-lynching law after deadly attacks

Indians participate in a candlelight vigil in memory of 52-year-old Muslim farmer Mohammad Akhlaq who was lynched by a mob, in New Delhi, in this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo. (Altaf Qadri/AP) By Annie Gowen NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court urged the government to pass a new anti-lynching law and to stop the spread of Internet rumors after dozens of people …

Minister In Modi’s Cabinet Garlands Cow Vigilantes Convicted For Lynching A Muslim Trader In Jharkhand

Union Minister Jayant Singh has triggered outrage after he posed in photographs with eight men convicted of lynching a Muslim trader in Jharkhand, and welcomed them at his residence near Hazaribagh. In photographs of the meeting that emerged on Friday, Singh is seen with the convicted men who are wearing garlands. On June 29, last year, a mob of over …

India Says Rumors About Child Snatching on WhatsApp Led to Mob Killings

Violence blamed on posts carried by the messaging service has claimed up to 24 lives since May Family members in Korremula, India, grieved in May near the portrait of a rickshaw driver who was killed after a mob became inflamed by social-media posts. PHOTO: MAHESH KUMAR A./ASSOCIATED PRESS BY: Krishna Pokharel and  Rajesh Roy NEW DELHI—India’s government blasted Facebook Inc. -owned messaging service WhatsApp following a …

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 …