Post Tagged with: "Lynching"

Law’s Limits: The Passage of the Antilynching Bill

Law’s Limits: The Passage of the Antilynching Bill

In 1900, Representative George Henry White of North Carolina, the sole Black law maker in Congress at the time, dared to introduce legislation (HR 6963) that would make lynching a hate crime.  To back his case, he submitted an anti-lynching petition from New Jersey residents protesting the lynching of Black Americans for alleged offences, from the most fleetingly minor, to[Read More…]

by 11/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
From Muslims to Christians: Impunity Drives Expanding Hindu Nationalist Violence

From Muslims to Christians: Impunity Drives Expanding Hindu Nationalist Violence

Today is the third day of my seven-day hunger-strike for the persecuted Christians of India. It has now been over 60 hours since I ate anything. CLICK TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE One thing that makes the situation of persecuted Indian Christians particularly unique is that they live in the only democracy in the world — in fact, aside from China,[Read More…]

by 09/01/2022 1 comment India
Combating Hate in a Plural Society: Scattered attacks on Muslims

Combating Hate in a Plural Society: Scattered attacks on Muslims

India’s diversity has been amazing as different cultures, religions, languages and ethnicities had been living here, cheek by jowl, from last many centuries. Bhakti-Sufi Saints and then the freedom movement cemented the bonds between diverse communities living here. But last few decades in general and last few years in particular have seen an assault on this syncretism and intercommunity relations.[Read More…]

by 31/08/2021 1 comment India
Hate — impact on daily life

Hate — impact on daily life

“Majorities are of two sorts: (1) communal majority and (2) political majority. A political majority is changeable in its class composition. A political majority grows. A communal majority is born. The admission to political majority is open. The door to communal majority is closed. The politics of political majority are free to all to make and unmake. The politics of[Read More…]

by 27/08/2021 1 comment India
Bollywood Star Survives COVID, But Stokes India’s Lynching Pandemic

Bollywood Star Survives COVID, But Stokes India’s Lynching Pandemic

This Eid, as India’s latest known lynching target Lukman Khan fought for his life, India’s most famous film star Amitabh Bachchan promised mob violence against a Twitter heckler. In Gurgaon, the shining IT satellite of India’s capital, Lukman Khan was pulled from his vehicle, abused, and bludgeoned with a hammer for allegedly transporting beef. While being assaulted, he’s heard on video explaining that he was transporting buffalo meat, not cow[Read More…]

by 10/08/2020 1 comment India
Lives of Marginalized Matter: When will their suffocation End?

Lives of Marginalized Matter: When will their suffocation End?

In Minneapolis, US an African American, George Floyd lost his life as the white policeman, Derek Chauvin, caught hold of him and put his knee on his neck. This is a technique developed by Israel police. For nine long minutes the knee of the while policeman was on the neck of George, who kept shouting, I can’t breathe. Following this[Read More…]

by 26/06/2020 Comments are Disabled India
George Floyd is strangled in India too

George Floyd is strangled in India too

“I can’t breathe…”. These were the last words of forty-six-year-old black African American George Floyd. He uttered them when he was being strangled to death by the white American police. His “crime” was his accidental birth in a community that is not a white race. Similarly, Dalits, Adivasis, lower castes and minority Muslims get strangled in India. Their “crime” is[Read More…]

by 04/06/2020 1 comment India
From word to commonplace: The trajectory of mob lynching

From word to commonplace: The trajectory of mob lynching

Palghar incident again reminds me of my first encounter with the word mob lynching. How far we have come but the mob still looks and sound the same in its form and execution. When I was doing my masters. After the completion of the course I confronted a job interview in placement cell in Aligarh Muslim University. I wanted to[Read More…]

by 27/04/2020 2 comments India
Sanaul Sheikh, his mother and wife with their child

Another Youth Lynched In West Bengal

Days after the brutal lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, a 24-year-old youth was lynched to death in West Bengal. The victim identified as Sanaul Sheikh was accused of bike theft. A mob lynched him instead of having him arrested, in Malda district, 326 kms from Kolkotta. The video that went viral shows three sturdy men brutally assaulting Sanaul, who[Read More…]

by 01/07/2019 Comments are Disabled India
Lynching To Power

Lynching To Power

Mashal Khan, a 23 year old journalism student was seized from his dorm room by a mob that stripped and beat him, then shot him dead on 13 April 2017 in Mardan in North West Pakistan. Khan was accused of offending Islam (Rasmussen and Baloch 2017). In the month of May 2017, a mob attacked a police station demanding that[Read More…]

by 20/07/2017 1 comment South Asia
CPI(ML) Activist Zafar Lynched To Death In Rajasthan For Resisting Photography And Videography Of Women Defecating In Open

CPI(ML) Activist Zafar Lynched To Death In Rajasthan For Resisting Photography And Videography Of Women Defecating In Open

Early in the morning on 16 June 2017, Comrade Zafar Hussein, an activist of CPI(ML) in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, was kicked, punched and beaten to death by karamcharis of the nagarpalika (municipality) at the instigation of Nagar Parishad commissioner Ashok Jain when he resisted their attempts to take photographs and videos of poor women from the Bagwasa Kachi basti who were[Read More…]

by 18/06/2017 1 comment India