Tuesday, 4 October, 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’

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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

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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

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On Camera

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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