Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicMob lynching

Topic: Mob lynching

Almost 2 months since Amritsar ‘sacrilege’ lynching, police yet to identify killers or victim

Amritsar DCP says no arrests made, yet to determine name of man killed or the cause of death. Some residents support lynching because man tried to 'desecrate' Guru Granth Sahib.

SC wants Centre & Uttarakhand to respond in Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad hate speech’ case

The apex court also issued notice to Delhi Police chief and took note of an event in Delhi last month where speakers allegedly made calls for 'genocide of Muslims to achieve ethnic cleansing'.

‘We, the people of India’ must stop acting as a cushion against ‘mob justice’

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

NCRB stopped collecting data on lynching, hate crime as it was ‘unreliable’, govt tells LS

The National Crime Records Bureau discontinued collecting hate crime data after 2017, and the term ‘anti-national’ is not defined in law, the government told Parliament Tuesday.

Xi’s ‘Line of American Control’ and the elusive vikas in Bihar and Bharat

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Mob beats 35-year-old Muslim man to death in Saharanpur, police dismiss ‘lynching’ angle

SP says Israr was mentally unstable, had stolen a bike and assaulted a minor, leading to retaliation by the mob. Victim’s brother refutes this version.

No Muslim among those arrested for Palghar incident: Maharashtra Minister

The mob-lynching incident took place on the night of 16 April for which 101 people have been arrested.

Illegal liquor trade, not communal violence, suspected in lynching of 3 men in Palghar

Illegal liquor trade thrives in the region & theft has increased due to lockdown. Tribals may have mistaken victims for 'thieves' trying to steal liquor, residents say.

In world of govt compensation, Akhlaq & Akbar aren’t same, nor are Pulwama & Sukma soldiers

One might argue that families of soldiers deserve better compensation than farmers because the latter don't die in the line of ‘duty’. But what about sanitation workers?

Satish Deshpande on ‘critical injuries’ to universities, Soli Sorabjee celebrates Palkhivala

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
Representational image of bottles of cooking oil at a store on the outskirts of New Delhi | Bloomberg

Why is your tadka getting more & more expensive? Blame India’s reliance on edible oil imports

Indians spending 14% more on edible oil compared to last year. Experts expect a cooldown if no shocks prevail, government says ‘situation under control’.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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