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 …

Rumors on WhatsApp Ignite 2 Mob Attacks in India, Killing 7

ImageRelatives buried Abu Hanif, 16, and Reaz Uddin, 18, two young Muslim men beaten to death by a mob last month over allegations of cow theft. Episodes of mob violence occur regularly in India, typically overlooked except when they are religiously motivated or involve attacks on women.CreditAnupam Nath/Associated Press By Geeta Anand and Suhasini Raj MUMBAI, India — The video, widely circulated on …

Dalit man lynched in Gujarat: How India is grappling with violence

By: Gopi Maniar Vigilantism is flourishing in India, unabated. Mobile footage of civilians beating, kicking, flogging crime suspects, the weak and the vulnerable alike has now become a regular feature on television rundowns. The latest in the series of horrific lynch-attack videos have emerged from prime minister Narendra Modi’s Gujarat. A man is bound by his waist with a rope looped …

Man lynched for cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna; police arrest four, recover ‘beef

Satna: A 45-year-old man was beaten to death and his friend severally thrashed by four people for allegedly slaughtering a cow in Satna district, the police said. The four accused have been arrested, they said. The accused, on getting information that two persons were slaughtering a cow at a forest area in Anjar village, about 70 kilometres from Satna, reached …

Cow Vigilantes Strike Again, Vandalise 30 Muslim Houses in Jharkhand Village

In the last four years dozens of incidents of cow vigilantism have taken place, mostly in the BJP-ruled states. By: Abdul Alim Jafri   Muslim residents of Nawadih village in Koderma district of Jharkhand would have never imagined that attending a wedding reception ceremony will turn out to be an unforgettable experience for them. People allegedly associated with right-wing organisations, such …

India makes U-turn after proposing to punish ‘fake news’ publishers

By Sugam Pokharel and Joshua Berlinger, CNN The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, faced criticism over the measure. Story highlights The measure was pulled after widespread public backlash Leaders throughout Asia have targeted what they call “fake news” (CNN)The Indian government is shelving a rule to punish journalists for publishing “fake news” just 48 hours after its introduction. The proposed …