The Quint records incidents of mob violence across India since 2015.
Beyond the Mob
We’ve been living here for generations. We've never felt like we were the only Muslim family in Bisahara. We’re shocked that none of our neighbours came to our rescue.
- Asgari, mother of Mohammad Akhlaq
Simply by the virtue of being Muslims, we provoke our neighbours and friends to attack, humiliate and force us out of our birthplace. Their motive seems to be to strike fear in our hearts. So we run away, leaving behind our cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep.
- Khaliq Choudhary, a tribesman
They beat us so much that my father died. My injuries have not healed yet. Since his death, we don't dare take our cattle anywhere. We're afraid to step out of the house.
- Irshad, son of Pehlu Khan
The punishment should be so severe that these Bajrang Dal members won't ever attack another soul. They should think 10 times before they do anything like this.
- Mariyam Khatoon, wife of Alimuddin Ansari
They are cruel, they should be punished appropriately. They hate Muslims.
- Saira, mother of Hafiz Junaid
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