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Mob lynching: Centre issues advisory asking states to appoint nodal officer, set up a special task force to check violence
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Mob lynching: Centre issues advisory asking states to appoint nodal officer, set up a special task force to check violence

To check incidents of lynching, the Centre has asked all states to appoint a superintendent of police-level officer in each district, set up a special task force for gathering intelligence and closely monitor social media contents, so that no one is attacked on the suspicion of child-lifters or cattle-smugglers.

Supreme Court order on mob lynching strong, but new law will be useless unless existing rules are enforced
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Supreme Court order on mob lynching strong, but new law will be useless unless existing rules are enforced

The judgment on lynching is very strongly-worded and the court has acknowledged that this is a matter of grave concern. Coming from the Constitutional Court, this is welcome, as we've seen a spurt in mob lynchings, both, on religious grounds, as well as, of individuals who are mistaken to be child-lifters.

Dhule lynching: Prime accused Maharu Pawar held in neighbouring Nandurbar district; total arrests now 24, says police
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Dhule lynching: Prime accused Maharu Pawar held in neighbouring Nandurbar district; total arrests now 24, says police

On 1 July, five men of a nomadic tribe were lynched by a mob in Dhule's Rainpada village on the suspicion of being child-lifters, sending shock waves through the state.

Telangana Police's efforts to check spread of fake news and subsequent lynchings plagued by digital limitations
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Telangana Police's efforts to check spread of fake news and subsequent lynchings plagued by digital limitations

The Telangana Police are worried about their technological inability to track the source of fake information, which leads to lynchings.

Two men thrashed in Chennai over suspicion of being child-lifters; incident comes on heels of Dhule lynching
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Two men thrashed in Chennai over suspicion of being child-lifters; incident comes on heels of Dhule lynching

Two men have been thrashed in Chennai over suspicion that they were trying to kidnap a child.

Mob lynchings: Lack of media coverage, response from State show Indians don't care about stopping rogue justice
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Mob lynchings: Lack of media coverage, response from State show Indians don't care about stopping rogue justice

Tripura banned internet as a response to the lynching. To me, this is astonishing and shows the government thinks that the way to stop public murders is through stopping WhatsApp.

Tripura lynching: Mobile internet, SMS services banned in state for 48 hours to check rumour-mongering
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Tripura lynching: Mobile internet, SMS services banned in state for 48 hours to check rumour-mongering

The Tripura government on Thursday imposed a ban on mobile internet and SMS services in the state for 48 hours, citing a threat to public safety.

UP hawker lynched in Tripura on suspicion of being child-lifter; victim and three others sought refuge in military camp
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UP hawker lynched in Tripura on suspicion of being child-lifter; victim and three others sought refuge in military camp

The three hawkers, all from outside the state, had come to Murabari around 9.30 am. They had come for trade purposes, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police Smriti Ranjan Das said.

Jharkhand lynching: Four more thrashed over suspicion of being child lifters
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Jharkhand lynching: Four more thrashed over suspicion of being child lifters

Rumours about child lifters in Jharkhand and the attendant panic continued as four more persons, suspected of being child lifters, were thrashed in a village.

Jharkhand Lynching: Six more held for Nagadih incident, number of arrested goes up to 32
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Jharkhand Lynching: Six more held for Nagadih incident, number of arrested goes up to 32

While one person called Umesh Das was arrested in connection with Nagadih lynching in Jharkhand, five others were arrested in connection to the protest violence.