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Mohammed Akhlaq and Rakbar lynched in the name of cow protection. Chimma, a Dalit, lynched by the mob for entering a Hindu temple. In the recent years, the cases of mob lynching of Muslims and Dalits have increased to an alarming extent. These cases are discarded and forgotten without any justice served to the victims. The emergence of mobocracy from the roots of Hindutva Mohammed Akhlaq and Rakbar lynched in the name of cow protection. Chimma, a Dalit, lynched by the mob for entering a Hindu temple. In the recent years, the cases of mob lynching of Muslims and Dalits have increased to an alarming extent. These cases are discarded and forgotten without any justice served to the victims. The emergence of mobocracy from the roots of Hindutva and gau rakshaks has put India's secularity and democratic constitution to test. Lynch Files pieces together the tragic stories of the people at the receiving end of mob violence and looks inside the mind of the lynchers who flout laws with impunity. Further, the book discusses the Supreme Court judgement against lynching and tries to restore faith in the court's capacity to curb this violence.


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Mohammed Akhlaq and Rakbar lynched in the name of cow protection. Chimma, a Dalit, lynched by the mob for entering a Hindu temple. In the recent years, the cases of mob lynching of Muslims and Dalits have increased to an alarming extent. These cases are discarded and forgotten without any justice served to the victims. The emergence of mobocracy from the roots of Hindutva Mohammed Akhlaq and Rakbar lynched in the name of cow protection. Chimma, a Dalit, lynched by the mob for entering a Hindu temple. In the recent years, the cases of mob lynching of Muslims and Dalits have increased to an alarming extent. These cases are discarded and forgotten without any justice served to the victims. The emergence of mobocracy from the roots of Hindutva and gau rakshaks has put India's secularity and democratic constitution to test. Lynch Files pieces together the tragic stories of the people at the receiving end of mob violence and looks inside the mind of the lynchers who flout laws with impunity. Further, the book discusses the Supreme Court judgement against lynching and tries to restore faith in the court's capacity to curb this violence.

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  1. 4 out of 5

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    2019: 31 . ๐Ÿ . Lynch Files Ziya Us Salam 2019. Pp- 193 . Lynch Files is a book of harrowing cases of discrimination and violence against Muslims and Dalits across the country. So much has been said about this book, and I'm not sure if my words will be able to do justice to the importance this book carries. If I had to describe it in one line, Lynch Files is an oddly disturbing yet a 'revealing text', a real eye opener. In every sense possible- social, political, cultural. Ziya Us Salam brings to you the D 2019: 31 . ๐Ÿ . Lynch Files Ziya Us Salam 2019. Pp- 193 . Lynch Files is a book of harrowing cases of discrimination and violence against Muslims and Dalits across the country. So much has been said about this book, and I'm not sure if my words will be able to do justice to the importance this book carries. If I had to describe it in one line, Lynch Files is an oddly disturbing yet a 'revealing text', a real eye opener. In every sense possible- social, political, cultural. Ziya Us Salam brings to you the Dark side of our society, and a big reason to worry about. Before I go deeper, the very first impression this book lead out was through its cover. The blood clots couldn't be more convincing - it is like a เคฆเคพเค— (a dirty blot) on the face of our society. I didn't need to say another word about me wanting to read it, every page of it. It is an 'insightful documentation', indeed, as Avjit Pathak calls it. From the rawness that these incidences are narrated with, with a glimpse of how they were received in the world, to the mass opinions around it, everything in the book wishes to stir us from our slumber, our conscious ignorance. In this process, it aims to sensitise us as well as bring it to general public awareness. The book compels us to feel, think, and feel some more again. . I've read this book not just as a reader today, but as the citizen of this country, and even more so, as a human being. . . I wouldn't like to go into the sensitive territory of political plotting and negative or positive imagery drawn in the text, of a certain political party over the other, but I think it's important to mention here that I find this book and the author's lens a liiiitle narrow. I know, that to attend to one thing, it is unavoidable and almost necessary to not focus on another thing. To shed light on one side, the other side has to go into the dark, I get that. But social events do not happen in isolation and it is a big mistake to assume so. A more holistic perspective, of maybe acts of lynching targeted towards other communities or maybe presence of such acts irrespective of the political party in power, would have added a little more authenticity to the text. Talking about the other side of the story would have only broadened its reach. For a nation believed to be consumed by a Hindu majority, instances of violence against Hindus have been equally prevalent. Nonetheless, awareness and knowledge and sensitivity never harms anyone. We associate religion with violence and that's where we make the mistake. . . All in all, the language is convincing, the words chosen are direct and meaningful, and the book successfully communicates the idea it originated from, just the way it intended to. It is an important read for all of us to know where this society is headed to, and where today's anger is coming from, and how with full force, the impact this collective aggression is creating. . ๐Ÿ . #bookstagramindia #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #review #bookreview #readdreamrepeat #blogger #bookblogger #delhibookstagrammer #indianblogger #igreads #delhiblogger #unitedbookstagram #delhibookstagramfam #bookishfeatures #bookporn #booknerd #bookstagramfeature #lynchfiles #lynchingbehavour #india #government #communalvoilence #voilence #sage #sagepub #sagepublications

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