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Lynch Files

Ziya Us Salam (Author)

Mohammed Akhlaq and Rakbar lynched in the name of cow protection. Chimma, a Dalit, lynched by the mob for entering a Hindu temple.

In the recent years, the cases of mob lynching of Muslims and Dalits have increased to an alarming extent. These cases are discarded and forgotten without any justice served to the victims. The emergence of mobocracy from the roots of Hindutva and gau rakshaks has put India’s secularity and democratic constitution to test.

Lynch Files pieces together the tragic stories of the people at the receiving end of mob violence and looks inside the mind of the lynchers who flout laws with impunity. Further, the book discusses the Supreme Court judgement against lynching and tries to restore faith in the court’s capacity to curb this violence.

Contents: Preface. 1. File 1: Lynching. 2. A Substitute for Communal Riots. 3. Cow, a Sacred or a Political Animal?. 4. The Oft-present Political Hand Common Maximum Programme: Similarities in Lynching Incidents. 5. Gau Rakshini Sabhas: Walk down to Nineteenth Century. 6. Bhartiya Gau Raksha Dal: Part-time Professionals. 7. Mind of a Gau Rakshak: All Hate, No Love?. 8. File 2: Muslims: Easy Targets?. 9. WOmen of Things to Come Dadri: Akhlaq. 10. Pune: Mohsin Shaikh. 11. The Gaurakshaks of Rajasthan. 12. Alwar Lynchings. 13. Chittorgarh Lynchings. 14. Rajsamand: Afrazul. 15. Horrifying Mutilations in Haryana. 16. Ballabhgarh: Junaid on Delhi-Mathura Train Kurukshetra: Mustain Abbas. 17. Lynched and Filmed in Uttar Pradesh. 18. Hapur: Qasim and Samiuddin. 19. Hanged by the Mob in Jharkhand. 20. Ramgarh: Alimuddin Ansari. 21. Giridih: Usman Ansari. 22. Latehar: Mazloom Ansari and Imtiaz. 23. Killings in the Name of the Cow. 24. Jammu: Sammi. 25. Himachal Pradesh: Noman. 26. Normalizing Lynching. 27. Satna: Siraj Khan and Shakeel Delhi: Rizwan, Kamil and Ashfaq. 28. File 3: The Mob Now Targets Dalits. 29. At the Mercy of Upper Castes. 30. Hamirpur: Chimma. 31. Una: The Lynchings and the Dalit Uprising. 32. File 4: Lynched and Forgotten!. 33. When Tragedies Were Dismissed. 34.10 States and Many More Lynchings File 5: Aftermath. 35. Supreme Court Shows the Way. 36. Desecrating Hate, Bigotry and Everything That Leads to Lynching Purchasing options.

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Title Lynch Files
Author Ziya Us Salam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789353282196
length 232p.