Speaking of Pehlu Khan case, Justice Chandrachud said this was one of the great torments of being a judge because you've to decide on basis of evidence, as it stands and then you find that police investigation has been so woefully inadequate that it's going to result in an acquittal."
Pehlu Khan (55), a resident of Jaisinghpura village in Nuh district in Haryana, was allegedly attacked in the Behror area on Jaipur-Delhi highway in Rajasthan on April 1, 2017. He died during treatment at the hospital two days later.
The BJP leader and grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose came out in support of the 49 intellectuals who had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday on the lynching of minorities and hate crimes.
The signatories to the new letter include Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi, actor Kangana Ranaut, classical dancer and Member of Parliament Sonal Mansingh, and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar among others.
As the comments by Kerala BJP spokesman B Gopalakrishnan kicked up a controversy, Adoor said their letter voicing concern was neither against the government, nor against those chanting 'Jai Sri Ram', but against incidents of lynching using the 'chant as a war cry'.
The contrast between the way the police dealt with protests by Dalits in UP’s Saharanpur and Rajputs in Rajasthan is part of a pattern of selective aggression and selective silence that goes deep and wide