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VOICES

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Lynching, Tabrez ansari, Mohan Bhagwat, Indian Muslims

Mohan Bhagwat is right. Indian Muslims like me are so happy they just can't handle

Don't send more happiness our way. We don't know how to deal with it anymore.

VOICES

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Anti-national, Dalit Killing, Letter to prime minister, Lynching

Patriots like us must call out lynchings. Why doesn't PM Modi start a campaign against hate crimes?

Notable cultural figures have written a controversial letter on lynching to the PM, including filmmaker Aparna Sen, who spoke with Rohit E David on why this issue has become so crucial now.

POLITICS

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Lynching, Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Intolerance 2.0

The Intolerance Joke: Intellectuals protesting lynchings under PM Modi are being amazingly selective

For every incident where a Tabrez was made to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', there was another where a Shekhar was attacked for being Hindu. Why are those cases not being raised?

POLITICS

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Lynching, Aparna Sen, Intolerance 2.0, Jai shri ram

'Jai Shri Ram' is not a violent war cry. Don't turn it into one now

We can't silence people objecting to Muslims being lynched by regurgitating whataboutery such as, 'What about when Hindus were killed?'

POLITICS

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Lawlessness, Supreme Court, Mob violence, Lynching

I survived lynching: Such violence existed before this govt. But it cannot become normal. There are ways to stop this

I faced the fury of lynching attempts on myself. Such acts have a long, disturbed history which predates the Modi govt. But this govt could take on the responsibility of ending lynching.

VOICES

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Mob violence, Jai shri ram, Lynching, Tabrez ansari

From sacred to profane: How the holy 'Jai Shri Ram' chant is now a cry of violence to lynch the terrified

Once words of calmness and beauty, the Hindu chant is now a signal, a dog-whistle, a weapon in the hands of lynch mobs targeting the most vulnerable.

POLITICS

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Muslims, Lynching, Junaid

'Junaid was lynched. But we'll live and die as Indians'

On June 22 two years ago, Junaid was lynched in a train, targeted in a fight over his skull cap. His family still lives in shock, fear and grief. But they are determined to get justice for Junaid.

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, BJP, Dadri, Mohammad Akhlaq

Bishada, Dadri: 'What Mohd Akhlaq did was wrong. The decision of the mob was right'

Narendra Modi's tenure began with the shadow of Mohd Akhlaq's lynching in Dadri. Today, villagers of Bishada, Dadri, say Akhlaq lived like them, but his alleged act towards a cow was 'unforgivable'.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Lynching, Inspector killed, Subodh kumar singh

Dear Mr Modi, will you please speak up! The nation wants to hear you on key issues

An inspector has been killed in Bulandshahr allegedly in violence over cow slaughter. Had the PM acted strongly against such incidents when they started becoming a norm, perhaps this wouldn't have happened.

VARIETY

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Lynching, ISIS, Rahul gandhi in germany, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi compares lynching in India with the rise of ISIS. So what?

Gandhi's style of speaking often feels like he is trying to explain things in the simplest possible terms to his audience, taking a leaf from how someone explained those things to him.