The word lynching is of foreign origin. But this does not mean that mob killings are alien to India
Even the Bengali-origin Assamese included under NRC can be deemed ‘illegal immigrants’ later
The lynch mob, the doctors, the magistrate and jail staff, they all share the guilt of Tabrez Ansari’s death
Taking the cue from the U.S., the Indian Parliament needs to recognise hate killings as an act of terror
Why the Narendra Modi government should be cautious about a majoritarian agenda
The central idea of the Republic, that the country belongs to all equally, is in tatters today.
Hate has curdled the capacity for compassion in India. Will Indians take a leaf out of New Zealand’s book? “We are broken-hearted, but we are not broken,” declared Imam Gamal Fouda…
There are few parallels anywhere else of the state itself producing statelessness in the manner that it is doing in Assam. By requiring long-term residents of Assam to prove their citizenship…
Six months have passed since the Supreme Court — anguished by what it described as ‘horrific acts of mobocracy’ — issued a slew of directions to the Union and State governments to protect India’s ‘pluralist social fabric’ from mob violence.