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Episode 516 September 11, 2019

India’s mob lynching problem

Citing the “final post-mortem report” that Ansari died of “cardiac arrest”, and stating that it was “not a case of pre-meditated murder” Jharkhand Police have dropped the murder charge against 11 accused in the killing of Tabrez Ansari. Just a few weeks ago, the adult men accused in the lynching of dairy farmer Pehlu Khan were all acquitted.
What are the parallels we can draw from these cases of mob lynching across India? How can they be stopped? On this episode of 3 Things we deep dive into India’s mob lynching problem. First, Jharkhand correspondent Abhishek Angad, who reported on the Tabrez Ansari case, details how it unfolded and lapses in investigation. Next, Apurva Vishwanath, who reports on courts and law for the Indian Express, discusses the recommendations the Supreme Court made to the Parliament to curb such incidents and why arguments are being made to create a separate anti-lynching law. Last, lawyer and human rights activist Vrinda Grover unpacks why the problem also lies with law enforcement agencies and argues that a separate law is not needed to tackle it.

You can also listen to:
Episode 513- Why child lifting rumours are causing mob violence

Episode 482- The Pehlu Khan case


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India’s mob lynching problemCiting the “final post-mortem report” that Ansari died of “cardiac arrest”, and stating that it was “not a case of pre-meditated murder” Jharkhand Police have dropped the murder charge against 11 accused in the killing of Tabrez Ansari. Just a few weeks ago, the adult men accused in the lynching of dairy farmer Pehlu Khan were all acquitted. What are the parallels we can draw from these cases of mob lynching across India? How can they be stopped? On this episode of 3 Things we deep dive into India's mob lynching problem. First, Jharkhand correspondent Abhishek Angad, who reported on the Tabrez Ansari case, details how it unfolded and lapses in investigation. Next, Apurva Vishwanath, who reports on courts and law for the Indian Express, discusses the recommendations the Supreme Court made to the Parliament to curb such incidents and why arguments are being made to create a separate anti-lynching law. Last, lawyer and human rights activist Vrinda Grover unpacks why the problem also lies with law enforcement agencies and argues that a separate law is not needed to tackle it. You can also listen to: Episode 513- Why child lifting rumours are causing mob violence Episode 482- The Pehlu Khan case You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on www.indianexpress.com/audio.