Mob lynching accused felicitated yet again; emboldening violence
On August 25, the court granted bail to seven persons accused of killing police officer Subodh Kumar Singh and another youth Sumit Kumar on December 3, 2018, in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh.
The seven accused were part of the right-winged group leading the mob to the police outpost where they attacked the police officer and set afire to the police picket. Members of Bajrang dal, VHP and other affiliate groups had brought some cow carcasses which they said were found in a filed in a village alleging that the Muslims, who were having an ijtema (congregation) 40 kms away had slaughtered for food.
And in their frenzy, they attacked the Inspector who was trying to control the mob, prevent violence and maintain order.… Among the arrested was also a soldier of the Indian Army named Jeetu Fauji along with the leaders from the BJP Youth wing and Bajrang dal convener.… Terror accused Pragya Singh has been given a party ticket to contest in the 2019 elections and subsequently became the MP from Bhopal, which again normalises violence against the minorities.
- Delhi madrasa teacher thrashed to death by hawkers (Aug 28, 2019, Muslim Mirror)
- West Bengal Assembly passes bill against mob lynching, Congress and CPI(M) back legislation (Aug 30, 2019, Scroll.in)
- Mob lynching cases soar in UP over rumours of child lifting (Aug 28, 2019, Muslim Mirror)
- Bengal passes Bill to punish lynching with death penalty (Aug 31, 2019, Indian Express)