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HEADLINE Episodes of mass communal violence have given way to smaller-scale attacks against individuals
WAGES OFVIGILANTISM According to India Spend, a data-journalism website, 86% of those killed in lynching incidents in 2017 were Muslims, In September 2017 the Supreme Court, responding to a Public Interest Litigation, directed all State governments to take measures to prevent vigilantism in the name of cow protection. However, public lynching or vigilante violence hasn't subsided; in fact, it has spread from Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Haryana to Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal The victims in cases of lynching are almost entirely from poor families.
WAGES OFVIGILANTISM India has a poor record when it comes to prevention and punishment of the perpetrators of mass violence and/or lynchings. Each event of violence has hardened community boundaries and widened the divide between Hindus and Muslims.
WAGES OFVIGILANTISM Citizens Against Hate (CAH), a civil society group investigating and seeking to provide legal help to victims of hate crimes, has documented 50 lynching deaths (Muslims), including three lynched in the last one week- two in Godda, Jharkhand (June 14) and one in Hapur, U.P. (June 18) over rumours of cow slaughter/smuggling According to the CAH report, Lynching Without End', published in September 2017, 97% of cow-related lynchings had occurred since the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) rise to political dominance in 2014. Lyniching Without End
WAGES OFVIGILANTISM Most of these attacks were based on rumours sparked by accusations that the victims, almost always Muslims, slaughtered or smuggled cows. The content of these rumours and fears often circulating on social media take the shape of communal stereotypes of victims either eating beef or intending to do so, or showing any form of perceived disrespect for cows, which is broadly claimed as a motivation for lynching
WAGES OF VIGILANTISM Lynchings are encouraged by the atmosphere of hate and suspicion created through sustained propaganda. Always ready to refurbish the deep historical archive of anti-Muslim prejudice by focusing on the past to demonise all Muslims, the BIP has weaponised Hindu anger and paranoia into a legitimate expression of a majoritarian nation Preventing further atrocities requires respect for the rule of law and legal institutions and strong prosecutions and expeditious punishments. Unless checked, it can cause irreversible harm to the social fabric of our society and to the tenets of democracy that have shaped and sustained the idea of India
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