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Mian Mithu

Mian Mithu, the extremist cleric whom Hindu families dread in Pakistan’s Sindh

Mian Mithu is evergreen. Electoral losses, public protests mean nothing to him. And now he has been caught leading rioters in Ghotki.
A screengrab of one of the many videos of the mob attack on social media. | Twitter

Pakistanis say Muslims should rebuild Ghotki temples vandalised by mob

A mob went on a rampage in northern Pakistan's Ghotki district after a parent accused a Hindu school principal of blasphemy.
Mob lynchings in UP | ThePrint.in

Child-lifting rumours send UP mobs on thrashing spree — 37 FIRs filed in one month

In just last four days of August, 12 cases of violence emerged, including holding people hostage. At least 3 others died and 140 people have been arrested.
Ram temple

VHP says liberals defaming India, lists Godhra, Akshardam attack as ‘lynching of Hindus’

To counter letter written by intelligentsia & celebrities on use of 'Jai Shri Ram' to intimidate minorities, VHP lists 84 cases of violence 'against Hindus'.
Muslims in Kolkata stage a protest against the recent cases of mob lynching | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

Mob beats up Muslim man in Assam for selling beef, questions if he’s on NRC list

The victim claimed he was force-fed pork during the mob attack. A video, reportedly of the attack, has also surfaced on social media.
Uttar Pradesh police personnel tackle protestors following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Ghazipur, Saturday | PTI

Within a month of Bulandshahr cop killing, UP mob murders Ghazipur head constable

Ghazipur head constable Suresh Pratap Singh is survived by a wife and three children.
Bulandshahr

‘Delhi taxi driver’ arrested for shooting Bulandshahr cop

Police say 30-year-old Prashant Natt has admitted that he had fired the shot which killed inspector Subodh Kumar in the 3 December mob violence.
Policemen inspect vehicles set on fire by a mob during a protest in Bulandshahr | PTI

Licensed guns, Delhi car & chopper used – Bulandshahr cow slaughter case cracked, say police

Police claim they have pieced together the Bulandshahr cattle killing case after arresting and questioning three accused
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Bulandshahr focus shifts from Hindu vigilantism to cows or is Yogi following due process?

Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed by a mob in Bulandshahr after protests over alleged cow slaughter turned violent. At a review meeting Tuesday night, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a probe into the cow slaughter allegations, with no word on the mob violence. In a bid to control damage, a fresh statement issued Wednesday said the CM would meet the family of the officer. ThePrint asks: Bulandshahr focus shifts from Hindu vigilantism to cows or is Yogi following due process? Both cow slaughter and mob violence are crimes and need to be looked into Prashant Kumar ADG, Meerut The government as well as the police decided that an SIT will be constituted to look into all the matters pertaining to this. So far, two FIRs filed have been filed — one for alleged cow slaughter, and the other is regarding the death of Sumit and police inspector Subodh Kumar. I think it...

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.