It is strange because it is new. Always. Even after 4,743 bodies — the number of people lynched between 1882 and 1968 in the United States, as estimated by the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
"All the accused are natives of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and were employed as supervisors at Pasco Protecting Coating, a private factory in Khavdi. We arrested Tripathi, Yogesh and Manoj on Monday while the remaining four are on the run," PSI Vadher said.
The police have already arrested Dharmendra Yadav, Paramjeet Singh and Naresh in connection with Rakbar alias Akbar who was beaten severely by a group of people on suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar's Ramgarh area in July last year.
Khan and his companions — including his sons Irshad and Aarif — were attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway for transporting cattle on April 1, 2017. Khan died two days later, with the incident sparking a huge public furore.
According to a statement, the arrested people were among a mob who dragged four elederly persons, including two women, out of their houses in Nagar-Siskari village and beat them to death in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
The Union Minister made an elaborate speech in the Rajya Sabha where he listed out the various incidents of violence - like lynching - which were reported because of rumour-mongering on WhatsApp and laid out the plan to tackle it.
In his long speech on the floor of the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, attacked the government on the issues of farmers, women's safety, lack of jobs and accused the BJP of playing divisive politics. And it all ended with a hug and a wink.
ON A day when police in Delhi and UP made it clear that the reports of women’s hair being chopped were just baseless rumours, with no arrests and no evidence, the five sons of a 60-year-old Dalit woman were struggling to come to terms with their mother’s death near Agra. On Wednesday, Mala Devi died of […]