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 …

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”. …

Two Men Lynched in Jharkhand’s Godda Over Suspicion of Cattle Theft

By: The Wire Staff While five were suspected to be involved in the stealing, three managed to escape. Four have been arrested in connection with the incident. New Delhi: An angry mob in Jharkhand’s Godda district allegedly lynched two men on the morning of June 13 over suspicion of stealing cattle. Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident, according to Indian Express. According …

Two Muslim men lynched in Jharkhand’s Godda on suspicion of cattle theft

BY: HT Correspondent  An angry mob allegedly lynched two Muslim men on suspicion of stealing cattle in Jharkhand’s Godda district on Wednesday morning. Police said residents of Dullu village caught hold of the two victims – Sirabuddin Ansari (35) and Murtaza Ansari (30) – and accused them of stealing 13 buffaloes from one Munshi Murmu on Tuesday night. “Villagers claim …