Mob Lynching
India  /  Published 29.12.20

Two Dalit youths lynched in Bihar

A violent mob killed two Dalit youths in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district on Monday after they were caught by villagers while allegedly roaming in suspicious conditions. Police officials said that the...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 18.12.20

Bihar: lynching over 'buffalo theft'

A young man belonging to the minority community was bludgeoned to death on the outskirts of Patna on the charge of cattle theft, bringing back the spectre of mob lynching that had stopped in the run-u...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.09.20

Repeal two laws: Youths

Tribal youths from the Kolhan region on Tuesday wrote to Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren seeking repeal of two controversial laws — the Jharkhand Bovine Animal Prohibition of Slaughter Act...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.09.20

‘Maoist-turned-tormentor’ lynched in Gumla

“After his release from jail, he left the PLFI and joined hands with a local criminal Basant Gope and used to extort local businessmen and also harass villagers for money. “The police had...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.20

Clean laws: Transforming Indian jurisprudence

Change happens invisibly, in unexpected directions. It was only in 2017 that the Centre said that criminalizing marital rape would destabilize the institution of marriage and hurt the husband. But now...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 20.11.19

Gendered crime is a comment on Indian society

Love can be painful. The Crime in India Report, 2017 published by the National Crime Records Bureau leaves no doubt about the tragic consequences of love. Although there are fewer murders overall, tho...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.19

Lynchistan is impeccably desi

Of course, lynch and lynching are foreign words. But lynchistan, an apposite colloquialism for parts of the cow belt, is impeccably desi. The term derives from practices that would have horrified Moha...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.19

Turning prejudice into a matter of pride

The principle of accountability is, supposedly, the beating heart of a healthy democracy. It is meant to uphold the liability of the elected representatives to the people who elect them to positions o...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 20.08.19

Unpleasant trends in India: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday cautioned the nation against growing intolerance and hatred, propelled by certain groups, and called for active effort to build social harmony in the co...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Cricket  /  Published 06.07.19

Plane's ‘sorties’ over Headingley leave a trail of security questions

In a major security breach, requiring immediate attention by New Delhi and London, a small aircraft flew over Headingley thrice on Saturday, trailing a banner with messages which were far from complim...
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Leeds


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