SOCIAL FABRIC: Lynchings

Time of lynch mobs

Print edition : April 12, 2019

Irshad (left), Pehlu Khan’s son, with his brothers at their Jaisinghpur village home in Haryana. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Mohammad Akhlaq, lynched in Dadri in September 2015. Photo: PTI

Lynchings, and not so much riots, have marked communal violence in the last five years, in a political atmosphere that emboldened the assailants and ensured they got away with it.
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