India seems to be following US footsteps in the number of killings based on race and faith in the US and India respectively. The list is not ending and continues, as all those who killed innocents are being acquitted.
By taking a tag of ‘the diverse nation’, a country does not become a democracy. Being diverse, respecting all faiths and ethnicities are one of the core values of any democracy.
The inclination towards the right wings becomes conspicuous when the law could not be enforced on the majority. And judges acquit murderers of innocents belonging to a minority community.
Killings in the US:
Despite making up only 2% of the total US population, African American males between the ages of 15 and 34 comprised more than 15% of all deaths logged this year by an ongoing investigation into the use of deadly force by police. Their rate of police-involved deaths was five times higher than for white men of the same age.
“This epidemic is disproportionately affecting black people,” said Brittany Packnett, an activist.
Adding to that she said: “We are wasting so many promising young lives by continuing to allow this to happen,” Guardian reported.
Alton B. Sterling was killed last year by two police men in Los Angeles, two white police officers did not face any federal charges in the fatal shooting and got acquitted in Baton Rouge, La.
A 40-year-old unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher was slaughtered by Betty Jo Shelby in September 2016 and the white cop, Shelby, was found not guilty.
At least 15 black men were killed by white policemen in the US, and the cops got acquitted.
Lynchings in India:
The number of Muslim mob lynching is mounting and this is becoming a new normal today. But no one is getting punished for the crime in India’s so called unity.
For these lynchings, any random reason was picked, ‘cow’ is just a political weapon.
Mohsin Shaikh of Pune was killed for having beard 2 in 2014. Muhammad Akhlaq of Dadri was dragged from his home and lynched for allegedly keeping beef in his fridge, an allegation later proved wrong in 2015. Muhammad Majloom and Imtiaz [alias Azad] Khan of Jharkhand, lynched and bodies hung from trees in March 2016.
Ajju Husain of Chittorgarh, a cattle trader paraded naked, lynched in May 2016. Pehlu Khan of Jaisinghpur Haryana lynched at Alwar for transporting cows for his dairy business on 1 April 2017
Abu Hanifa and Riyazuddin Ali of Nagaon lynched by villagers on suspicion of stealing cows – 30 April 2017.
And this list is not complete.
The ‘question’ is still there, how many of the assailants are being arrested to be punished?