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lynching

An act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of a person, which results in that person’s death.

The popular definition of lynching is that of an extrajudicial execution by hanging carried out by a mob, which is functioning independently of local police and law enforcement authorities.
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Security analysts say mob lynching can be seen as a desperate reaction caused by people's anger and anguish because of the actions committed by alleged criminals, while the unlawful killings committed by the police set a negative example as "people have learned from the police that the way to deal with criminals is to kill them.
In 2001, right-wing Deputy Baudilio Hichos put forward a bill seeking to amend the Penal Code and include a definition of mob lynching that would make prosecution easier.
Another Congress leader Tom Vadakkan attacked the RSS for not raising their voice in the many mob lynching cases that have been taking place in the country as it is doing now over the killing of their party worker.
They further said they supported the 'Not in My Name' campaign that recently mobilised thousands of citizens across the country to protest mob lynching in the name of 'gau raksha'(protection of cows).
Few people are able to escape the pressure of their caste expectations, and every year, the mob lynching of inter-caste lovers is a commonly reported occurrence.
HYDERABAD -- The Crime Branch, Hyderabad, has been given the custody of the suspects arrested in the case of mob lynching in Tando Adam town of Sanghar district.
Recently , Prime Minister Modi had sent a stern message to the cow vigilantes amid the growing incident of mob lynching and said nobody has the right to take law in his/her hand in name of cow protection.
If fanatical sections of the majority community do not respect the existing laws and legal systems of the land and indulge in mob lynching, then they are provoking the members of the victimised communities to defend their life and property with whatever means the latter can.
The re-post-mortem of the victims of a mob lynching incident, was to be conducted today in Imam Sahab cemetery on the orders of the Supreme Court.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jul 31 (ANI): The Lok Sabha on Monday witnessed a heated discussion over reported incidents of mob lynching across the country with Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge accusing the government of "indirectly encouraging groups like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal as well as Gau Rakshaks.
In the morning, Congress members staged a sit-in near Mahajan's chair throughout the Question Hour as she refused to permit discussion on cow vigilantism and mob lynching issues.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): A notice has been issued by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to the Railways and the Haryana Government in connection with the Junaid Khan mob lynching incident, on Wednesday.