Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: lynching

In historic first, US Senate unanimously passes bill to make lynching a hate crime

The 'Emmett Till Antilynching Act' now awaits the final approval from President Joe Biden to be signed into law.

Farm laws to hate speech, IAS-IPS-IFS retirees split, pro- & anti-govt sides fight war of letters

Over past few years, rival lobbies of ex-civil servants, with no official political affiliation, have organised groups and issued statements backing or criticising govt on many issues.

Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict now faces death

Bhatti is accused of sending blasphemous texts abusing Prophet’s mother. He was tortured into confessing the same, says US Commission for International Religious Freedom.

Kapurthala gurdwara in-charge booked for murder, lynched man ‘made no attempt at sacrilege’

Punjab CM Channi announced FIR would be amended to murder, police say unidentified man was probably looking for food. Man lynched in Amritsar for 'sacrilege' also unidentified.

Who were the men lynched for ‘sacrilege’ in Amritsar & Kapurthala? No clue yet, say police

Last few hours of the two men's lives have been closely tracked, but no one has claimed their bodies yet. Police say Kapurthala ‘sacrilege’ accused was probably just after food.

All political parties in Punjab quiet on lynching. Where’s the commitment to Constitution?

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Some Pakistanis are saying ‘don’t play the aurat card’ after four women stripped, paraded

The Faisalabad incident comes at a time when the world is observing ‘16 Days of Activism’, an international campaign to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.

‘Pakistan ka Mulayam’—Imran Khan minister faces heat over comment on Sri Lankan’s lynching

A user said the Sri Lankan’s lynching and minister ⁦Pervez Khattak’s comment was an example of the radicalised population — a challenge for the leadership itself.

100 arrested after Pakistani Islamist party mob lynches Sri Lankan national over ‘blasphemy’

Priyantha Kumara, the general manager of a garment factory in Sialkot, allegedly tore a Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party poster and threw it in the dustbin, a police official said.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.