On 17 July, the Supreme Court said that repeated mob violence in India cannot become the new normal, asking the Parliament to draft a new law to deal with incidents of mob lynching. A day after, @parth.mn1991 spoke to the family of Mohsin Shaikh, a 24-year-old techie based in Pune who was lynched to death by mobs in 2014.
Morphed photographs of Shivaji Maharaj and Bal Thackeray had gone viral on Facebook at the time. Outraged over the photographs, alleged members of the radical group, Hindu Rashtra Sena went on a rampage, vandalising cars and buses on the streets. Few of them caught hold of Mohsin and started beating him up with hockey sticks.
Four years later, even the charges have not been framed, said Mohsin's father who claims that lynch mobs have become emboldened since Narendra Modi came to power.
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