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Public Lynching: A new gift for India

“Lynching is an extrajudicial punishment by an informal group. It is most often used to characterize informal public executions by a mob in order to punish an alleged transgressor, or to intimidate a group.” Amy Wood wrote in her book “Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947”. This practice has a long history, but the term “lynching” originated in American Civil War in the late 1800s. In today’s India, lynching is becoming a daily affair. People are taking law into their own hands and this unlawful practice needs to be…

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