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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
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

 |  7-minute read
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.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Assam, Mob violence, Beef eating, Mob lynching

Muslim man in Assam beaten up for ‘selling beef’: Has brutal hate overtaken us completely?

Ali’s blood-soaked clothes are a blot on the 'inclusive India' that political parties promise us when they reach out for our votes.

LIFE

 |  8-minute read
Mob violence, Lynchings, Social Media, Fake news

When a team of police officers fought a pitched battle against social media-fuelled violence and won

IPS officer Rema Rajeshwari writes of what she learnt about the deadly dangers of digital illiteracy, and what can be done to control it.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Hindu Taliban, Mob violence, Lynching, Vigilantism

India’s lynching mobocracy: Are we a nation prone to violence?

As long as the big fish continues eating the little fish, chaos will prevail.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
NCRB, Muslims, Dalits, Mob violence

Why the mob has come to rule us

Be it caste, religion or ethnic violence, gangs of easily influenced, violent, often ignorant youth have become a major force in India.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Illicit affair, Misogyny, Mob violence, Lynching

Stripping and killing of man in Karnataka shows mob violence can't be treated as normal crime

Participants of such crimes are an anarchic, murderous bunch of people who mock society's order.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Vigilantism, Mob violence, Kashmir, Braid chopping

'Braid-chopping' incidents are turning Kashmiris against the 'others'

With each passing day, the fear has increased and so have the mob attacks.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Vigilantism, Mob violence, Kashmir, Braid chopping

Assaulting a man with special needs over braid-chopping rumour in Kashmir is unpardonable cruelty

This descent into violent, inhuman madness must be condemned.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Mob violence, Noida, India, Domestic workers

Why a posh society in Noida saw domestic workers revolt

How long are we supposed to ignore this?