Everybody has heard about the Manchester attack. So far 22 people have been confirmed dead, with around 59 others injured.
Meanwhile in India, seven people were brutally lynched to death in two separate incidents by a mob. Two separate lynching cases in less than 24 hours. The acts of violence have killed seven citizens and injured at least six others. The lynching stemmed from a spate of WhatsApp rumours over alleged “child abductors” who had infiltrated the area.
It was a spontaneous reaction of the villagers based on unfounded WhatsApp messages about child lifting.All of this happened in front of police. Yes, the men were lynched by the mob in full view of police.
Both the Manchester and the lynching incidents are sad and unfortunate but response from the State is different to them. The first one is being condemned, the second one is being ensured.
While the P.M of India and other noted politicians condemned the Manchester bombing, not a word from them about the lynching.
Also recently in Syria, at least 68 children were among 126 people killed in bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns.
In separate incidents, Akhlaq and Pehlu Khan were both lynched and killed for cow slaughter! It was later proved that what Akhlaq ate was mutton and not beef while Pehlu Khan was only transporting cow for his small diary farm.
Not much condemnation from media over these crimes… Could it be only because it is not Isis driven?