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V for Vigilante, T for Terrorist – Is Vigilantism a form of Terrorism?

V for Vigilante, T for Terrorist – Is Vigilantism a form of Terrorism?

Observations indicate that instances of vigilante groups taking the law into their own hands for various reasons connected with inter-faith matters, are on the increase. At the same time, terrorism is a subject of daily reportage. Both these matters affect everybody directly or indirectly, and bear discussion. ‘V’ for Vigilantism A vigilante is “a member of a self-appointed group of[Read More…]

by 10/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
An elderly victim of cow vigilante groups

The Political Terror of Cow Vigilantism In J&K

Persecution of weak and minorities is something that hyper nationalist regimes across the world swear by. Oftentimes this begins with the innovation of overt and covert tactics intending to further the other-ing process. Frequent execution of the same results in the establishment of dehumanizing norms, which ultimately becomes the dreaded weapon wielded by the regime’s agents. The increasing incidents of[Read More…]

by 29/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Will Supreme Court Order Rein Cow Vigilantism

Will Supreme Court Order Rein Cow Vigilantism

  When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.  -Nelson Mandela India has been bedeviled by a spate of gruesome lynchings. And at the epicenter of the country’s violent upheaval is the indolent cow which is considered sacred by Hindus .The targeted communities  have lately[Read More…]

by 29/09/2017 Comments are Disabled India
Decoding Violent Cow Vigilantism

Decoding Violent Cow Vigilantism

A year has passed since Mohammad Akhlaq, a Muslim ironsmith, was brutally killed in Dadri’s Bishara village by a mob of cow vigilantes in front of his family for allegedly having stored and consumed beef. Notwithstanding the widespread national and international condemnation there seems to be no let up in violence by Cow vigilantes. In the latest incident on September[Read More…]

by 06/10/2016 2 comments Communal Harmony