FB Live: National Campaign Launched Against Mob-Lynching

They held a press conference to announce a national campaign against mob-lynching. 

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Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani, Shehla Rashid, Swara Bhaskar and Tehseen Poonawalla held a press conference on Monday, 5 June to announce the launch of a ‘national campaign against mob-lynching’.

There have been multiple cases of mob-lynching and a rise in cow vigilantism in the country in the past months. On 1 April, 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was waylaid by a mob in Alwar and killed for allegedly smuggling cows. On 3 May, Ghulam Mohammed, whose relative eloped with a Hindu girl, was beaten to death in Bulandshahr. Seven men were lynched to death in Jharkand based on a rumour circulating on WhatsApp that they were involved in child-lifting.

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