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Israr was killed by a mob in Dehra village near Deoband Thursday | By special arrangement

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.
Police vehicles damaged by the mob at Gadchinchale village | By special arrangement

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.
The wife of Alwar lynching victim Asmeena with their youngest daughter Sahila

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?
JNU protests in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
Cartoon by Surendra on lynching

‘Mobocracy’ versus democracy, a ‘sliding’ economy & Congress’ ‘Maratha sub-nationalism’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Pehlu Khan | Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee

Cow smuggling case against Pehlu Khan, his sons & truck driver quashed

The Rajasthan High Court quashed the case on the grounds there was not enough evidence of cow smuggling. Pehlu Khan and his two sons were attacked by a mob in 2017.
Ramachandra Guha | Twitter/@Ram_Guha

FIR against Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen & others for their open letter to PM

In an open letter to PM Modi in July, nearly 50 celebrities, including Anurag Kashyap and Shyam Benegal, raised concern over incidents of mob lynching and the govt's response to dissent.
Women blocking the entry to Suari village in Jharkhand's Khunti district. Photo: Madhuparna Das/ThePrint

How a tribal custom, a rumour and a ‘video’ played a role in Jharkhand mob lynching

ThePrint travels to two villages in Jharkhand's Khunti district, and speaks to lynching 'witnesses' & villagers who recount the sequence of events.

Not Salman Khurshid, not Owaisi, Indian Muslims need a Shashi Tharoor

The space for Muslim leadership is vacant and wide-open. It’s only a matter of time that we will see a new crop of Muslim leaders come up.

On Camera

Indian Army personnel (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Indian Army’s NOC demand after Ekta Kapoor apology shows it’s ok only with pure praise

The Army seems to have joined a growing list of groups like the Karni Sena who want to control how they are depicted on screen.
Representational image of a deserted market during the 2019 shutdown in Srinagar, Kashmir | Photo: PTI

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.