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Jharkhand: Seven lynched over child-lifting rumours, but NCRB report says no such case

The zero figure assumes significance when seen against the backdrop of 21 deaths in the state in the past three years due to mob violence over suspicion of animal slaughter, theft, child-lifting rumours, among others.

Legislation against mob lynching must be accompanied by effective policing

There have been 266 cases of lynching since 2014 and this continues to show an upward trend, casting an adverse impression about the role of the police in arresting such trends.

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NCRB leaves out data on lynchings, khap and religious killings

Sources said the agency had begun a massive data revamp exercise under former NCRB Director Ish Kumar. It was under him that the bureau revised the proforma under the category of murder and added new sub-heads of mob lynching and murder for religious reasons among others.

Serial authoritarianism picks out targets one by one, and tires out challenges

The episode featuring sedition charges against eminent writers and directors — now belatedly withdrawn — is a reminder of the peculiar nature of the crisis of liberal institutionalism in India.

Bihar police close sedition case against 49 celebrities and intellectuals, to book complainant

The complainant, police said, could not produce supporting documents or evidence, not even the alleged letter written by the 49 persons.

Bhavkhedi: Absence of remorse disturbing sign of indifference to violence against Dalits

Remorse and guilt are important emotional resources available to a society or a nation for recovery after going through a trauma. In the case of atrocities against the Scheduled Castes, public recognition of their trauma is rarely granted.

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Jharkhand again: A man is lynched, two injured over suspicion of cow slaughter

The three villagers, identified as Kalantus Barla, Philip Horo and Faagu Kacchap, are alleged to have been carving an animal prohibited for slaughtering. Other villagers spotted them and started beating them.

Police chargesheet drops murder charge against 11 accused in Tabrez killing

Citing the “final post-mortem report” that Ansari died of “cardiac arrest”, and stating that it was “not a case of pre-meditated murder”, police filed the chargesheet last month under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

Death of a doctor

Health is the biggest flash point in Assam’s tea gardens. Their under-staffed hospitals are now wary since Dr Dutta was killed by an angry mob.

Express daily briefing: Women get more Mudra jobs than men; Police chargesheet drops murder charge against 11 accused in Tabrez killing

From Jharkhand Police dropping the murder charge in their chargesheet filed against 11 accused in Tabrez lynching case, to US President Donald Trump Monday saying that ties between India and Pakistan were “less heated” now, here's all that is making news today.

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