"Horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be allowed to become a new norm," says the Supreme Court, ordering the right-wing BJP government to enact a new law banning lynchings over rumours the victims either were child-kidnappers or beef eaters.
Both US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to destroy "radical Islamic terrorism", while ignoring repeated crimes against Muslims. The silence from both leaders provides protection for violent Islamophobes.
A group of men attacked Junaid Khan and his three brothers last week in an apparent row over seats as they travelled home by train from New Delhi, killing him and injuring one of his brothers.
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