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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren interacts with Shaista Parveen, wife of Tabrez Ansari who lost his life in a mob lynching incident at Kadamdiha village in June last year, at the state secretariat in Ranchi.

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Media personnel outside the District Court during a hearing on the Pehlu Khan mob lynching case, in Alwar.

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Filmmaker Aparna Sen addresses the media after she and 49 others wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi protesting against the recent incidents of lynchings, in Kolkata.

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Relatives of victims mourn outside a government hospital after three people were beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of cattle theft, in Chapra district, Bihar.

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Policemen chase away protestors during a rally against incidents of mob lynching, in Surat.

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Protesters take cover during a clash with police at a rally against incidents of mob lynching, in Surat.

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Activists of Ekta India(Humanity, Educational and Social Welfare Organisation) hold candles during their protest against the recent mob lynching incidents, in Kolkata

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People participate in a candle light march demanding justice for the death of Tabrez Ansari who died due to mob lynching in Jharkhand, in Muzaffarpur

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Muslims activists under the banner of AIMIM protest against the recent incidents of mob lynching, in Nagpur.

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Muslims participate in a protest rally against recent mob lynching incidents, in Kolkata.

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Social activists display placards during 'Bharat Jodo: Do or Die' protest over the incidents of lynching, religious polarization and hate, at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Writer and activist Arundhati Roy, front right, listens to a speaker during 'Bharat Jodo: Do or Die' protest over the incidents of lynching, religious polarization and hate, at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Social activists display placards during 'Bharat Jodo: Do or Die' protest over the incidents of lynching, religious polarization and hate, at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Muslims stage a protest against the recent cases of mob lynching, in Kolkata.

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People hold placards as they protest against mob lynching and sexual violence against women, in Ahmedabad.

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People hold placards as they protest against mob lynching and sexual violence against women, in Ahmedabad.

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Documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan with other activists raise slogans to condemn mob lynching, in Mumbai.

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Tehseen Poonawalla, who filed a plea seeking directions to formulate guidelines to curb cow vigilantism, flashes the victory sign after a hearing by the Supreme Court on the matter, in New Delhi. The apex court asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching.

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Ansi Devi, who wears a veil as part of tradition sits after narrating how she survived a mob attack during a meeting to condemn recent incidents of mob attacks, in Ahmadabad.

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Chunna Nath Kalbeliya, the husband of Shanti Marwadi who was beaten to death by a mob on the suspicion of being a child-lifter, attends a meeting in Ahmedabad.

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Family of the men lynched in Dhule district being led away from the crime scene

Vadi community members stage a protest against the alleged lynching of a woman from their community by a mob, in Ahmedabad.

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Vadi community members stage a protest against the alleged lynching of a woman from their community by a mob, in Ahmedabad. The furious mob had also lynched three other women, suspecting them to be members of a child-lifting gang.

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Nasim (L) brother of Md Kasim (45) and Meheruddin (R) brother of Samayuddin attend a press conference, at Press Club in New Delhi. Kasim and his friend Samayuddin were beaten by a mob in Hapur allegedly over cow slaughter.

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In Guwahati, people ­protesting against the Karbi Anglong lynching

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People protest against moral policing named 'Hokalingon' at Tollygunge metro station in Kolkata.

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Youth protest against moral policing named 'Hokalingon' at Tollygunge metro station in Kolkata.

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A man and a woman hug in protest at Tollygunge metro station in Kolkata.

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Bronze statue called "Raise Up" as part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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A man walks through a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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This photo shows names of lynching victims as a part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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This photo shows part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings in Montgomery, Alabama.

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This photo shows part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings in Montgomery, Alabama.

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This photo shows names of lynching victims at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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This photo shows part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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This photo shows a bronze statue called "Raise Up", part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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A statue of a chained man is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings in Montgomery, Alabama.

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artists protest at Gandhi Square in Kottayam

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Social activists protest Madhu’s ­killing in Kochi

Madhu’s mother and relatives mourn beside his body, Attappadi

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Police action was largely missing during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

NGO activists and students display placards and shout slogans against cow-vigilantes (Gau Rakshak) during a protest demanding justice for the mob lynching victim Ummar Khan of Rajasthan, at Bikaner House in New Delhi.

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NGO activists and students display placards and shout slogans against cow-vigilantes (Gau Rakshak) during a protest demanding justice for the mob lynching victim Ummar Khan of Rajasthan, at Bikaner House in New Delhi.

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Syeda Hameed, former member, Planning Commission takes part in a protest demanding justice for the mob lynching victim Ummar Khan of Rajasthan, at Bikaner House in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh looks on, as the elder son of Pehlu Khan, who was lynched by a mob recently, addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh gives away Rs 25,000/- as financial assistance to the family of Pehlu Khan, who was lynched by a mob recently, at a press conference in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat meeting familly members of Junaid Khan, who was recently killed in a lynching incident on board a train, in village Khandawali in Faridabad.

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Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor, Digvijay Singh, Salman Khurshid and other leaders during a press conference on Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA), a movement started by a group against mob lynching, in New Delhi.

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Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor, Digvijay Singh, Salman Khurshid and other leaders during a press conference on Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA), a movement started by a group against mob lynching, in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) holding playcards during a protest against mob lynching, in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) holding playcards during a protest against mob lynching, in New Delhi.

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Members of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) holding playcards during a protest against mob lynching, in New Delhi.

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Members of the Welfare Party of India take part in a protest march at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against a spat of lynchings in different parts of the country allegedly in the name of cow vigilantism.

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A man dressed as Mahatma Gandhi greets people during a protest 'Not In My Name' staged by Muslims in Ranchi against the spate of lynchings that have taken place in different parts of the country, the latest being a murderous attack on Junaid on June 22.

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Muslims hold placards during a 'Not In My Name' protest against mob lynching in Ranchi.

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Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

A youth holds placards during the silent protest rally "Not in My Name" against the targeted lynching, in Mumbai.

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People hold placards as they participate in a silent protest "Not in My Name" against the targeted lynching, in Mumbai.

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Students of Jadavpur University hold placards as they participate in a rally to protest against sexual harassment of women, in Kolkata.

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People shout slogans and display placards as they participate in a protest "Not in My Name" against the targeted lynching, in Mumbai.

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Muslim women hold placards as they participate in a silent protest "Not in My Name" against the targeted lynching, in Mumbai.

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Anti-lynching protest in Delhi on June 28

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Eminent film director Aparna Sen addresses during a protest of Citizens of the city against the targeted lynching, in Kolkata.

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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia with JD(U) general secretary KC Tyagi and Social activist Swami Agnivesh taking part in a silent protest "Not in My Name" against the targeted lynching, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Citizens hold placards during a silent protest " Not in My Name " against the targeted lynching, in Bengaluru.

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Bollywood actors Shabana Azmi and Kalki Koechlin participating the silent protest "Not in My Name" against the incidents of targeted lynching, in Mumbai.

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CPI MP D Raja with others taking part in a silent protest "Not in My Name" against the targeted lynching, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Citizens hold placards during a silent protest Not in My Name against the targeted lynching, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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A participants shows a placard during a silent protest Not in My Name against the targeted lynching, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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