The politics of lynchings and the two-faced nature of the Hindutva hate brigades – By Humra Quraishi
If the warlords are over with their war cries, blatantly whipping up sentiments to further their dangerous political ploys, then it’s about time they look at the rising numbers of those getting lynched by goon-brigades, in different states of the country.
Uncontrolled and unleashed, these Right-Wing goons are striking terror to such an extent that either they should be sent to the borders to take on the ‘enemy’, or else be booked under any of the existing terror laws.
The latest victim of lynching was reported recently from Haryana’s Rohtak district where ironically the victim, Naushad, was portrayed as the accused and even handcuffed by the local cops! Mind you, this isn’t one of those stray incidents. Activists point out that in these recent years the cow vigilante groups have been active on the Rohtak-Sonepat Highway, forcing vehicles carrying animals to halt and then these goons loot, thrashing the victims, extracting money.…
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