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Muslim man brutally assaulted after asking name Kalam was travelling by bus towards Samastipur when the bus knocked down a bike and created a commotion. The assembled crowd asked the travelers to get down but Kalam stayed in the bus owing to his luggage being in the trunk of the bus. Some men came into the bus and asked him to get down but upon his refusal, they asked him his name and as soon as he pronounced they jumped on him and bashed him inhumanely. After bashing him, all of the perpetrators ran away thinking he was dead. Someone from the travelers informed his family members about his condition and they arrived at the scene and took him to Kartajpur Medical Hospital. The doctors there asked him to be shifted to Darbhanga Medical College Hospital since his condition was critical. 15/07/2019 Murder/Lynch Physical assault Threat Verbal Abuse
Cattle trader killed by alleged Cow vigilantes Tensions ran high in Jammu and Kashmir’s Chenab valley following the killing of a 50-year-old man in an alleged case of cow vigilantism on Thursday. The incident took place around 2 am when the man along with two others was transporting cattle to their village, Bhadarwah’s Mohalla Qilla, were fired upon. While the two others escaped with minor injuries, Naeem Ahmad Shah (50) was killed on spot after the “vigilantes” fired at them. A video has surfaced showing a group of young men throwing stones at the homes of people of a particular community. The police used tear gas to break up the mob. An official said the mob had attacked a police station and damaged several vehicles on Thursday morning, prompting the administration to seek the army’s help. Internet services have been suspended in the area. Bhaderwah is a communally sensitive town where Muslims have a slender majority. Parvez Ahmad Sheikh, head of the religious body Anjuman-i-Islam Bhaderwah, blamed Sangh parivar outfits for Shah’s death and called for a shutdown on Friday. Mohammad Iqbal Khan, a relative of the victim, said that Nayeem was returning home from Kathua where he had gone to purchase horses when he was fired upon and died instantly. "He traded in horses and sheep and had gone to Kathua only a day before. He was not carrying any animal along when he was shot dead. He was killed by a cow vigilante group and had been harassed even earlier while he had traveled along with a flock of horses and mules," said Khan. An eye-witness, Mohammad Ramzan, said that he woke up to the sound of the gunshots and the cries of people. As soon as he rushed out of his house, he found a man lying in a pool of blood on the roadside. A top official of the district told News18 that no animals were found at the spot of murder. 15/05/2019 Murder/Lynch Physical assault
Dr. Payal Tadvi; a new victim of hate crime Recently suicided post-graduate student Dr. Payal Tadvi is a new victim of Savarna Hindutva. The 26-year-old junior doctor found dead hanging in her hostel room at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai on May 22. The thing that led her to the latter ending of her life was the continuing torture, torment, and harassment from three Savarna Hindu seniors. All three seniors hated to share the hostel room with a Muslim lady coming from the Adivasi background. They ragged her when they felt discomfort and indignity in staying with her. It is so sad that those who study all part of human body forgot to study a good soul. Mrs. Vidya Bhushan Rawat calls it a murder, a crime which was not merely of racial hatred but also looked like Islamophobia as she belonged to a tribal community practising the Islamic faith. Payal belonged to the Bhil community which has about 2.7% of people practising Islam around Maharashtra. The total number of Bhils and Gonds in India is nearly 2.8 crore, which is 27% of the total Adivasi population in India. Among the Muslim Tribal communities, 1.32 lakhs live in Jammu and Kashmir and 1.12 lakh hail from Maharashtra where Bhils are the biggest tribal community, where Islam is one of the practising faiths. Dr. Payal was killed by the three seniors becoming a victim of hate crime where her tribal identity practicing Islamic faith might have further aggravated her troubles. Insulting Dalits and Adivasis, humiliating them, compelling them to commit suicide, and attacking them had become a habit of Savarna Hindus. Dr. Payal died of this habit. The atmosphere in these so-called institutions of merit should change because they are so suffocating with Brahmanical arrogance that it kills the students from the Dalit Bahujan Communities. The government should address this issue and deal as prior agenda to win ‘sabka Vishwas’, the trust of all. The three Savarna doctors must be prosecuted with stringent laws so that this becomes an example but we know very well that the government and its officers have never been sincere in following the constitution and implementing the rule of law. Otherwise, Dr. Payal would not have died. Where are the institutional mechanisms to protect SC/ST students? Her death is an institutional killing like that of Rohit Vemula and the BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai cannot give up its accountability in this regard. Why are institutional mechanisms not strong to deal with the discrimination which is rampant in our educational institutions? Why was there no 'committee' which could have acted against these three girls? If there is a committee then what did it do? Who are the members of the committee? Are there SC/ST members in these committees? Can we trust those committees where no member belongs to these communities? 22/05/2019 Denial of access to public spaces/institutions Discrimination in Education Murder/Lynch Verbal Abuse
Youth stabbed to death after throwing chilly powde A youth was stabbed to death allegedly by his friends for a trivial issue after throwing chilly powder on his eyes, near the private bus stand in the town on Friday midnight. The victim has been identified as Dayanath Khan (20). The accused have been identified as his friends Lohith and Hemanth. On Friday night, three of his friends took Dayanath Khan from his home for a party. After taking him to the field near the bus stand, they quarreled with him. When the squabble went out of control, the accused have thrown chilly powder on Khan’s eyes and stabbed him to death. 14/06/2019 Murder/Lynch
Lynched by Mob forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' Accused of theft of a motorcycle, a man was lynched by a mob while being forced to chant slogans like 'Jai Shri Ram'. The mob then hit him for several hours before handing him over to the Police. The Police didn't allow the elder brother of the victim to meet him. He later passed away due to the wounds inflicted by the mob. The main accused has been arrested. 24/06/2019 Murder/Lynch
24-year-old lynched on suspicion of theft, dies Protests began on Sunday after a video of Shanaul Sheikh getting beaten up became viral on social media. Sources in the Police said protesters blocked National Highway 34 and ransacked shops and other establishments in Kaliachak. The protests began after the body of Sheikh, 24, was brought to his hometown, Baishnabhnagar, in Malda, on Sunday. Sources said Sheikh, who had suffered injuries in his private parts, eyes and ears, died in Kolkata after his condition deteriorated. He was referred to Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital by doctors at Malda Medical College and Hospital. Sheikh is survived by his wife and a six-month-old daughter. “He was the family’s only earning member,” his mother Sufiya said. “He worked in a brick kiln. On Wednesday, some people called him outside and we heard later that he was being beaten up.” 26/06/2019 Murder/Lynch
3 Men lynched in Chapra, Bihar Police said the three were spotted at around 4:30 am at Baniyapur village in Saran district with a pick-up truck that allegedly had cattle. Villagers caught hold of the men and beat them mercilessly until they collapsed. The three men were taken by the police to a nearby hospital in Chhapra. Doctors said they were "brought dead". Visuals this morning showed family members of the three villagers weeping and lying on the ground in despair. Family members of the men killed in the attack have filed a first information report against the villagers. A police case has also been filed against the alleged cattle thieves by the villagers. The bodies have been sent for postmortem. 19/07/2019 Murder/Lynch Physical assault
Muslim boy killed for affair with Tribal girl A Muslim boy was allegedly beaten up by the family member and relatives of a tribal girl with whom he was supposedly in a relationship. The boy hadn't returned home late on Thursday, when his elder brother received a call informing of his brother being bashed up in the nearby village. The father and brother of the victim reached the location to find the victim in a pool of blood along with his damaged bike. HE was shifted to a hospital and the Police was called for. After being shifted to the Mahavir Hospital in Surat, the boy succumbed to his injuries. Four accused have been rounded up but are yet to be arrested. 26/07/2019 Murder/Lynch
Cop probed Akhlaq case killed by mob Slain cop Subodh Kumar Singh’s wife alleged that her husband’s murder was a pre-planned conspiracy While talking to reporters she said Subodh used to get death threats. As per officials, SHO Kumar was trying to control the wild mob and was wounded in the head with a stone. Although the driver tried to take him to a hospital in the vehicle, the mob chased the car and shot the police officer after cornering it in a field. Two people have been arrested in connection with the killing, while five others have been detained. The First Information Report lodged in the case lists 27 people and has around 60 unnamed accused, say reports. Another FIR has also been registered – regarding alleged cattle slaughter that preceded the Bulandshahr violence. 03/12/2018 Encounter killing/Attack Murder/Lynch
Man lynched in Bihar on suspicion of cattle theft Around 300 people attacked the man, kicking and hitting him with sticks, a 55-year-old man in Bihar’s Araria district was killed. The incident took place on December 29 in Simarbani village, about 300 km from Patna. 02/01/2019 Murder/Lynch
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