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Songs of dissent: Why protest music is becoming a rage this election season

As protest music takes an urban and political turn, the voices of dissent fear for their lives and wear a badge of bravery.

Fifth column: No justice yet for Pehlu Khan

Democracy is not possible without the rule of law. We must hope that Modi remembers this if he becomes prime minister again.


Pehlu Khan lynching case: Sons, other witnesses shot at on way to testify

While police have registered an FIR and assured the family of security for court appearances in the future, Pehlu Khan’s family said they will move an application to transfer the case to Alwar from Behror before the next hearing.

Pehlu Khan, one year later

His family has found no justice, his community is still under siege

Pehlu Khan lynching case: All held in the case are out on bail

Pehlu Khan and four others were attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar’s Behror on April 1, the mob accused them to be cattle smugglers, beat them up. Pehlu died two days later.

Cleared by Rajasthan police, accused ‘absconding’ in Pehlu Khan case back home

Pehlu Khan and others, including his two sons, were allegedly attacked by self-proclaimed gau rakshaks in Alwar on April 1 while they were on way back home after buying cattle from Jaipur.


Pehlu Khan son asks: If men in video didn’t kill my father, who did?

The family appealed for an urgent transfer of the case outside Rajasthan. Irshad said, “We only have faith in the Supreme Court... I will fight this case for as long as I am alive but I can’t do that if I fear for my life in Rajasthan.”

Alwar lynching: Named in dying statement, not questioned and ‘not guilty’

Pehlu Khan lynching: 6 named in dying declaration now found not guilty by police, 5 accused on bail, 2 have bail pleas pending in court, 2 more absconding

Alwar lynching: Clean chit to all six accused named by Pehlu Khan in dying declaration

Pehlu Khan, in his statement to police, had named six people among those who had attacked him. However, Alwar SP Rahul Prakash said that a reward of Rs 5,000 announced on each of the six accused was withdrawn as an investigation found them not guilty.

Recalling cases of cow vigilantism, from J-K to Maharashtra, Rajasthan to Assam

Cow vigilantism ‘must stop’, the Supreme Court has said, and directed all states to appoint nodal officers to ensure that it does. It has also asked states to file status reports on what they are doing to prevent vigilantism. A list of major cases over the last few years