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Barbarism normalised | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

October 27, 2018 - 6:33 pm in Reforms, Society

The incidents of lynching, killing and abusing the opponents particularly the Muslims in India have become a norm and the country seems to be either satisfied with justifying things or calling these events as aberrations. Every time such incidents happen and…

Mob lynching: let us act now | Irfan Engineer

July 11, 2018 - 3:08 pm in Faiths

Mob lynching has drastically increased in recent years, particularly since the election of the BJP government. There has been fourfold increase in cow…

Analysis of MASUKA, Protection from Lynching Act, 2017

July 14, 2017 - 3:39 pm in Governance, Reforms

Protection from Lynching Act, 2017 [1] Niranjan Milind Deshpande[2] So as to bring an approach of rule of law not by rule by law majors like this draft…

South Asian Societies: Intolerance Galore

May 22, 2017 - 5:06 pm in Society

The protest over the mass lynching of Pehlu Khan (April 18, 2017) has been there in sections of media. It has few other parallels as well. Mashal Khan, a student of in Pakistan, was killed brutally on 13th April 2017. The charge was that of blasphemy. In yet…

Mob justice—a symptom of degenerating rule of law

July 20, 2015 - 7:23 pm in Society

The mob justice meted out to 13-year-old Samiul Alam Rajon, who was beaten to death in Bangladesh by an angry mob resolute on teaching the youngster a lesson for stealing a bicycle, is a classic case of mob madness witnessed on our streets every day. Throughout…