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A relative holds a photograph of slain Indian villager Mohammad Akhlaq at his home in the village of Bisada, some 35 kilometres (22 miles) north-east of New Delhi.(AFP Photo)

Fast-track court begins trial five years after Akhlaq’s murder

By Shafaque Alam, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 04:49 AM IST
The victim’s family could not appear before the court on Thursday, the first day for the trial, after the charges were framed against the suspects on February 25 this year for the September 28, 2015, incident.
The village people gathered at the crime scene in Jharkhand’s Gumla. (HT Photo)
The village people gathered at the crime scene in Jharkhand’s Gumla. (HT Photo)

3, including a woman, lynched in Jharkhand; 2nd incident in 24 hours

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 03:56 PM IST
This was the second incident of mob lynching within 24 hours in Gumla district.
Madhya Pradesh saw an incident of mob lynching a few days ago in which a farmer was killed by villagers in Dhar(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Madhya Pradesh saw an incident of mob lynching a few days ago in which a farmer was killed by villagers in Dhar(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

MP house panel on mob lynching has not met even once

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan Srivastava
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) maintains the amendment is aimed to target the cow protectors and shield those involved in cow slaughter and transportation.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives to attend the ongoing winter session, at Parliament House, in New Delhi on Friday, November 29.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives to attend the ongoing winter session, at Parliament House, in New Delhi on Friday, November 29.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

On separate law to curb mob lynching, Amit Shah says panel working on changes to IPC, CrPC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2019 12:16 AM IST
The minister said a group of ministers was constituted to deliberate on a law to handle cases of lynching and make recommendations.

Explained: Raghubar Das’ rise to CM post & the battle ahead in Jharkhand

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 05:45 PM IST
The opposition is all geared up to corner the Chief Minister on issues like Maoist violence, mob lynchings, farmer and tribal issues.
There is no doubt that the anti-lynching legislation is intended to be a law for the good. However, this consequentialist focus must not blind us to the fact that a law intended for the good can end up being bad law(Photo: Reuters)
There is no doubt that the anti-lynching legislation is intended to be a law for the good. However, this consequentialist focus must not blind us to the fact that a law intended for the good can end up being bad law(Photo: Reuters)

Once decoded, there are flaws in Rajasthan’s proposed anti-lynching law | Analysis

By Abhinav Sekhri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 07:30 PM IST
The new law has various problems. It would be better to simply strengthen the existing processes
In another incident, two men were thrashed in the English Bazar area of Malda district on suspicion that they were thieves.(Reuters Photo)
In another incident, two men were thrashed in the English Bazar area of Malda district on suspicion that they were thieves.(Reuters Photo)

1 lynched, 2 injured by mob in West Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore/Berhampore | By Koushik Dutta and Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 03:36 AM IST
The man, around 30-year-old, died in Salkia area of Howrah district after he was beaten up by locals near a warehouse. He was tied up to a tree.
The FIR was lodged at the Sadar police station last week upon the order of the Chief Judicial Magistrate which had forwarded a petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.(Photo: File photos/ Altered by Hindustan Times)
The FIR was lodged at the Sadar police station last week upon the order of the Chief Judicial Magistrate which had forwarded a petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.(Photo: File photos/ Altered by Hindustan Times)

Sedition case against celebrities closed, petitioner to be booked

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 07:06 AM IST
Sedition case filed against 49 eminent artists and intellectuals who wrote to Prime Minister Modi seeking his intervention to stop rising cases of mob lynching has been closed by Bihar police.
All of us, as members of the Indian cultural community, as citizens of conscience, condemn such harassment said Tamil politician Kamal Haasan.(PTI Photo)
All of us, as members of the Indian cultural community, as citizens of conscience, condemn such harassment said Tamil politician Kamal Haasan.(PTI Photo)

SC must uphold justice, says Kamal Haasan on sedition case against celebrities

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 05:30 PM IST
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Tuesday hoped that the Supreme Court will uphold justice in the sedition case filed against 49 eminent personalities pointing out that the case was against the letter and spirit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aspirations of ’harmonious India’.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has urged PM Modi to take a public stand welcoming dissent.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has urged PM Modi to take a public stand welcoming dissent.(ANI Photo)

Don’t let ‘mann ki baat’ turn into ‘maun ki baat’: Shashi Tharoor writes to PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Shashi Tharoor wrote to Modi protesting the case filed against 49 eminent people for their open letter to the Prime Minister expressing concern over what they called growing incidents of mob lynching in the country.
Anurag Kashyap and Mani Ratnam were two of the 49 signatories.
Anurag Kashyap and Mani Ratnam were two of the 49 signatories.

FIR lodged against 49 celebrities who wrote open letter to PM Modi on mob lynching

Press Trust of India, Muzaffarpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 01:27 PM IST
An FIR was filed against the 49 celebrities who had written an open letter to the Prime Minister against the increasing cases of mob lynching in the country.
Innocent people are becoming victims of violence. It is clear that it is not politics, but a vicious fury, that is driving the mob(REUTERS)
Innocent people are becoming victims of violence. It is clear that it is not politics, but a vicious fury, that is driving the mob(REUTERS)

How hatred is dividing our societies | Analysis

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 08:09 PM IST
People are consumed by violent impulses across countries. The State and citizens must stop this
Police team collects details after a septuagenarian was beaten to death on suspicion of being child lifter in remote Kucha Pahari area under Mirzachoki police station in Sahebganj district.(HT Photo)
Police team collects details after a septuagenarian was beaten to death on suspicion of being child lifter in remote Kucha Pahari area under Mirzachoki police station in Sahebganj district.(HT Photo)

70-year-old Jharkhand’s man lynched on child-lifting suspicions

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 12:01 PM IST
An elderly person was tied to an electric pole and thrashed by villagers on suspicion of being child lifter at Belbad village in Deoghar district on Wednesday. In Ranchi, a mentally disordered woman was beaten calling her child lifter.
Hitting out at the central government, she said the economy of the country was passing through a bad phase due to the adverse impact of demonetisation and Goods and Service Tax (GST).(HT image)
Hitting out at the central government, she said the economy of the country was passing through a bad phase due to the adverse impact of demonetisation and Goods and Service Tax (GST).(HT image)

BJP making same mistakes as Congress, digging its own grave: Mayawati

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Mayawati was addressing party leaders and office-bearers at the state unit office in Lucknow ahead of the upcoming by-polls in 13 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.
While the epidemic of lynching wasn’t born out of a flaw in the justice system, it is in effect, a rejection of it(REUTERS)
While the epidemic of lynching wasn’t born out of a flaw in the justice system, it is in effect, a rejection of it(REUTERS)

End mob violence, restore rule of law

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:37 PM IST
Vigilante justice is growing. Address it through legislation and a change in mindset.
Hariom, identified as the murder suspect, was arrested at 3:30 am near Samana Canal in Greater Noida’s Jarcha.(HT Photo)
Hariom, identified as the murder suspect, was arrested at 3:30 am near Samana Canal in Greater Noida’s Jarcha.(HT Photo)

Ikhlaq’s murder suspect arrested in Greater Noida

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Shafaque Alam
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 04:46 PM IST
The man identified as Hariom, who is currently out on bail after he was arrested in Mohammad Ikhlaq’s murder case, was arrested near Samana Canal in Jarcha.
Placing the bill in the house, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that her government is also contemplating compensation of up to Rs 5 lakh for the victims and a job for the victim’s kin.(PTI PHOTO.)
Placing the bill in the house, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that her government is also contemplating compensation of up to Rs 5 lakh for the victims and a job for the victim’s kin.(PTI PHOTO.)

Bengal assembly clears anti-lynching bill, death penalty part of provisions

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 08:27 PM IST
The draft bill distributed in the Assembly earlier this week had life imprisonment as the maximum punishment. But the government on Friday tabled a revised version that carried the capital punishment. The Left and the Congress supported the Bill; however, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opposed it.
35-40% of junior personnel believe mob justice is natural in cases like cow slaughter. 20% don’t see anything wrong in killing ‘dangerous criminals’ and prefer it to legal trials(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
35-40% of junior personnel believe mob justice is natural in cases like cow slaughter. 20% don’t see anything wrong in killing ‘dangerous criminals’ and prefer it to legal trials(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

To become a just society, strike a balance between firm and fair law enforcement

By Vipul Mudgal
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 06:05 PM IST
A study shows glaring gaps in Indian policing — from unfilled quotas of SC/STs to a dip in women officers.
Fifty-five-year-old Pehlu Khan was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in Alwar on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway, when he and five others were transporting cattle from a weekly market.(HT file photo)
Fifty-five-year-old Pehlu Khan was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in Alwar on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway, when he and five others were transporting cattle from a weekly market.(HT file photo)

Alwar court acquits 6 men accused of lynching Pehlu Khan on video

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Alwar | By Rakesh Goswami and Devendra Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:44 PM IST
Fifty-five-year-old Pehlu Khan was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in Alwar on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway, when he and five others were transporting cattle from a weekly market in Jaipur to their village in Nuh, Haryana. Khan died in the hospital on April 3, 2017.
File photo of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the legislative assembly.(HT PHOTO)
File photo of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the legislative assembly.(HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan passes anti-mob lynching bill, convicts to get life term

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 07:30 PM IST
Rajasthan became the second Congress-ruled state after Madhya Pradesh to make a law against mob lynching.
Union Minister Babul Supriyo wrote an open letter to the 49 signatories who recently wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern over the incidents of lynching.(PTI Photo)
Union Minister Babul Supriyo wrote an open letter to the 49 signatories who recently wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern over the incidents of lynching.(PTI Photo)

‘How many wrote to Mamata Banerjee for human rights violations in Bengal?’: Babul Supriyo

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 08:28 PM IST
Union Minister Babul Supriyo wrote an open letter to the 49 celebrities who wrote to Prime Minister Modi, on July 23, demanding that “exemplary punishment” should be meted out “swiftly and surely” in lynching cases.
The SC, in its 2018 verdict, urged the Centre to come out with a legislation to curb mob lynching. The court emphasised then that crimes of mob lynching should be viewed in religion-neutral terms.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The SC, in its 2018 verdict, urged the Centre to come out with a legislation to curb mob lynching. The court emphasised then that crimes of mob lynching should be viewed in religion-neutral terms.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Centre, states get Supreme Court notice over lynchings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 10:53 PM IST
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also issued notice to the National Human Rights Commission and the Union Ministry of Law and Justice on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Delhi-based NGO, Anti-corruption Council of India Trust.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan, one of the finest filmmakers in India, is responsible for revolutionising Malayalam cinema. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Adoor Gopalakrishnan, one of the finest filmmakers in India, is responsible for revolutionising Malayalam cinema. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

‘Book a ticket, room’: Adoor Gopalakrishnan on BJP leader’s moon suggestion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:10 PM IST
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is one of the 49 celebrities who wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressing concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching and said of late “Jai Sri Ram” has turned into a “war cry.”
The Supreme Court notice comes on a petition that asked for implementation of the top court’s steps by the government and the NHRC(HT FILE Photo)
The Supreme Court notice comes on a petition that asked for implementation of the top court’s steps by the government and the NHRC(HT FILE Photo)

Supreme Court notice to Centre, 10 states on steps to curb mob lynching

UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 12:35 PM IST
The Supreme Court had last year outlined the steps that need to be taken to deal with an increase in reported cases of mob violence.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is one of the 49 celebrities who rushed a joint appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressing concern over growing incidents of mob lynching.(HT PHOTO.)
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is one of the 49 celebrities who rushed a joint appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressing concern over growing incidents of mob lynching.(HT PHOTO.)

Annoyed with open letter to PM, BJP leader asks film-maker to go to the moon

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 10:11 PM IST
The veteran director took the comments sportingly saying he was ready to go to the moon if he got a ticket.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday promised to enact laws to check mob lynching and other hate crimes in the state.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday promised to enact laws to check mob lynching and other hate crimes in the state.(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan to bring law against mob lynchings: CM Ashok Gehlot

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 07:35 AM IST
Expressing concern over incidents of mob lynching in Rajasthan, CM Gehlot said, “Incidents like mob lynching disturb all...someone is killed because of a misunderstanding, which is very disturbing. Religion should be kept out of this.”
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission’s draft Bill that seeks stringent punishment for those involved in mob lynching.(AFP)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission’s draft Bill that seeks stringent punishment for those involved in mob lynching.(AFP)

Mayawati bats for strong law to check mob lynchings

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:37 AM IST
The BSP chief said the loss of lives due to lynching was a serious matter and alleged that the approach on the issue of BJP government at the centre was lackadaisical.
Commission chairman Justice (retd) A N Mittal submitted a report on mob lynching, along with the draft Bill, to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Commission chairman Justice (retd) A N Mittal submitted a report on mob lynching, along with the draft Bill, to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

UP to act tough against lynchings, including those by cow vigilantes

LUCKNOW | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The 128-page report cited various cases of lynching in the state and recommended the immediate enactment of a law as per recommendations made by the Supreme Court in 2018.
Earlier, society elders used to play an important role in maintaining peace and calm in mohallas and residential areas. But now their role has become limited. This is the time when we will have to make it clear to our politicians that they should stop playing with our social fabric.(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Earlier, society elders used to play an important role in maintaining peace and calm in mohallas and residential areas. But now their role has become limited. This is the time when we will have to make it clear to our politicians that they should stop playing with our social fabric.(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)

Stop straining the social fabric of the country

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:07 AM IST
After the battle of 1857 when Queen Victoria took command of India, deliberate and well-thought-out attempts were made to shatter the closely-knit social fabric of society. The Partition was also a result of these attempts.
Ranchi, India - July 5, 2019:Muslims during a meeting in protest of recent mob lynching death of Kharswan youth Tabrez Ansari at Doranda in Ranchi, India, on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Photo / Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, India - July 5, 2019:Muslims during a meeting in protest of recent mob lynching death of Kharswan youth Tabrez Ansari at Doranda in Ranchi, India, on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Photo / Hindustan Times)

Tabrez lynching: Police issue alert on fake posts

Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 06:02 AM IST
The district and police administration, however, intervened soon and brought the situation under control. Police personnel have been deployed in area.
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