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Don't send more happiness our way. We don't know how to deal with it anymore.
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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.
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?
We can't silence people objecting to Muslims being lynched by regurgitating whataboutery such as, 'What about when Hindus were killed?'
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.
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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.
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.
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'.
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.
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