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Is This BJP's Idea of Ram Rajya?

At least 218 cases of hate crimes were reported in 2018, of which, in 142 cases, dalits were attacked. In 50 cases, Muslims were the victims.

In an incident of mob lynching, a 24-year-old youth Tabrez Ansari was beaten to death by a mob which reportedly made him chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and ‘Jai Hanuman’. At least 218 cases of hate crimes were reported in 2018, of which, in 142 cases, dalits were attacked. In 50 cases, Muslims were the victims. Since 2014, the country has seen a spate of mob lynchings. In 2018, PM Narendra Modi had condemned the culture of cow vigilantism and mob lynching. However, just a year later, Union minister Jayant Sinha had garlanded the accused in a mob lynching case. The increasing number of cases of mob lynching force us to ask the question, "Is this the ram rajya or Ache Din which the BJP had promised?"

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