Alwar police have said that the victim Umar Mohammed and two others injured in the attack were cow smugglers and were transporting cattle in a stolen vehicle.
The Centre has failed to file an affidavit as directed by the court, and has averted accountability, stating that incidents like mob lynching are issues of law and order, which is listed as a state subject.
One of the activists said she suspected that the police were involved in the attack as well, but officers rejected her allegation.
The Karwan will continue its work through four initiatives, including providing support to families affected by hate violence and establishing an India Hate Crime Citizen Watch.
“Every other day we would go into a home with grieving people who have lost hope. It is inspiring that in spite of the violence they have seen, they are willing to speak up and fight for justice.”
If each of us don’t find the courage and conviction to speak up against injustice and hate then celebrating Gandhi Jayanti with pomp and splendour is a farce.
On the anniversary of Mohammad Akhlaq’s lynching in Dadri, Amitava Kumar presents a brief prose-poem that tries to regain a sense of the human that is increasingly under assault around us.
What India is witnessing today is not about cow protection, but a devious convergence of the interests of the state, religion and big business.
Days after a threat from an RSS ideologue, the IT department ‘rectifies’ its earlier assessment and orders a fresh ‘complete scrutiny’.
The apex court has also asked states to submit compliance reports based on its previous order on appointing district nodal officers to curb cow-related mob violence.
Laws banning cattle slaughter in various states allow ordinary people to take the law into their own hand with impunity – as long as they are working in an undefined ‘good faith’.
Lawyers in the cow vigilantism case will urge the court to transfer the case outside the state and monitor it closely.
Law creates the legal and institutional backdrop within which gau rakshaks and lynch mobs can operate with impunity.
The Rajasthan police has given a clean chit to six people Pehlu Khan named before he died.
On September 28, 2015, 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and his 22-year-old son Danish was brutally beaten for allegedly ‘storing beef’.
The apex court was hearing a PIL filed by Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
The two were dragged out of a van carrying seven cows and killed by a mob in the middle of the night. The driver of the van managed to escape.
“After the attack, many frightened families have locked their houses and left for safer places fearing further attacks.”
A mob beat a group of seven Muslim men in Dumra village after rumours spread that they had killed and eaten a cow.
The meat is believed to have been obtained from an illegal slaughterhouse and has been sent for testing.
Vishal Rana is the 14th person to be given bail among the 18 accused of killing Mohammad Akhlaq.
“We have the right to consider holy any animal we like but to hope that followers of another religion will consider it equally sacred is nothing but to incite violence.”
Just how seriously should the prime minister’s strong words be taken?
According to the chargesheet filed by the CBI, one of the Dalit victims of the Una flogging was labelled a Muslim by an accused to rile others up further.
Fear of intrusion by the Other is what drives our individual and collective life, politics, reactions to the acts of terror and responses to the Other.
Citizens will hold a protest against the lynchings of Dalits, Muslims, and rationalists, calling upon the government and citizens to take a stand.
Four persons arrested in connection with the stabbing of a Muslim boy onboard a Mathura-bound train have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode 75: Modi’s Statement on Cow Vigilantism and Racism at Delhi Golf Club
In the seventy-fifth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s condemnation of murders in the name of cows and a recent incidence of racism at the Delhi Golf Club.
The prime minister’s statement comes in the wake of increasing incidents of violence by ‘cow protectors’.
While some reports say the victims were attacked on the pretext of carrying beef, a victim’s cousin says they were attacked by men who used communal slurs in an argument over seats.
Speaking at the All India Hindu Convention, Sadhvi Saraswati also asked Hindus to rear cows in order to protect them.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation was supposed to reopen hotel Hayat Rabbani as per a court order dated April 29, but the corporation has denied knowledge of the order.
In a country beset with serious socio-economic problems, where job creation is at a record low and farm distress shows no signs of relenting, we are busy debating cows, statues and couples in love.
Since 2015, about 12 people have died due to cow vigilantism while the government and police remain a mute witness to such events.
IAS officers of the 1968 batch have petitioned Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, demanding that the gau rakshaks responsible for Pehlu Khan’s death be arrested at once.
The Hindutva right has taken to comparing vigilante killers with India’s freedom fighters, which not only sanitises the image of murderers but denigrates the independence movement.
A senior journalist who encountered the victims at the metro station questioned why the policemen at the scene did not intervene on behalf of the victims.
The attack that killed Pehlu Khan and injured other Muslim cattle traders has left a community angry, helpless and wanting to give up the trade.
Several civil society groups came together to demand justice for Pehlu Khan and called for the arrest of those responsible for killing him and injuring four others.
The introduction of a cow surcharge in Rajasthan means that anyone who makes a lease agreement, loans money or rents property, will have to pay an additional surcharge of 10% on stamp duty.