September 13, 2018

India: 'State apathy' for lynch scars Machinery making heroes out of violators

Ranchi: Most families who have faced hate crimes or lost a loved one to lynching in Jharkhand live in grave economic distress and fear while awaiting justice and greater compassion from the state and local administration.
This was observed by Karwan-e-Mohabbat, a civil society initiative led by former IAS-turned-activist-author Harsh Mander, journalist-activist John Dayal and retired IAS of Bihar M.A. Ibrahimi, while speaking to the media at the end of their four-day tour on Wednesday after visiting five families who faced hate crimes.
This comes a day after BJP president Amit Shah said in Jaipur they won elections even when "Akhlaq happened", referring to the lynching of Md Akhlaq in Uttar Pradesh in 2015. [ . . . ]

Full text here: https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/state-apathy-for-lynch-scars-258820