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On March 7, a Hindu mob of about two dozen people lynched a Muslim man in front of a mosque in Rasulpur, Chhapra. I travelled 1000 kilometres to cover this incident in Bihar. I've been in Chhapra and Siwan for the past three days. +

#Lynching #Bihar
I attempted to speak with the SHO of the Rasulpur, Chhapra police station as well as the Chhapra SP, but neither responded. Today, the SP hung my call up twice, the third day after I called, stating that he was busy.

In this case, three people have been arrested, but no further+
action has been taken against the others. The Muslims in Rasulpur, where this crime occurred, are scared.

Locals alleged that the police barred the Muslims in the village where the incident occurred from making any statements and forced them to sign a document in an effort to+
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On September 2, 2022, Dawood Ali Tyagi of Vinaipur village in Baghpat district of UP was lying outside his house at ten o'clock in the night. Suddenly, 6-7 bikes stopped. Armed Hindu youth got down and started attacking without saying anything. +
In the next one and a half minutes, he was subjected to countless blows with shovels, sticks, and cycle chains. The cot turned red with blood.

According to eyewitnesses, "the attackers fled while firing and chanting Jai Shri Ram." Dawood's daughter Lubna, watching this scene +
from the back door, ran to her father screaming. Not a word came out of the mouth of the badly injured Dawood. The family took him to the hospital, where he died the next day.
While talking to the BBC, Lubna says, "My father was talking on the phone. Suddenly, 6–7 bikes arrived+
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Despite #historicalrevisionism (that's a polite way of saying lies), #public #symbolic #lynching holds a distinct and honored role in establishing the conditions necessary to the independence of these former British colonies.
Colonists enraged by repeated abuses conducting #lynches in #effigy of #Crown officials, often accompanied by "funerals for Liberty" in which, having been carried in a coffin to a prominent town location, seemingly deceased, Lady Liberty would rouse from her nightshade slumber.
While #lynching as a tool of #racist #murder and #oppression should be studied and understood by all that love liberty, the #noose deployed by those that invented the USA was a #libertysign, not a #murderweapon.
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.@GovHolcomb about to begin his weekly #coronavirus briefing.
Box: "What concerns me is we're seeing more infections. The positivity rate has steadily increased." Last few days, accompanied by hospitalization increase.
Box: surge confirms wisdom of last week's decision not to lift final #coronavirus restrictions.
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LYNCHING Call Monroe County Prosecutor Erika Oliphant (812-349-2670) and Indiana Civil Rights Commission (800-628-2909) and demand JUSTICE.
Full Story of 4th of July Lynching Incident in Indiana: #VauhxxBooker ImageImageImage
Also in Indiana yesterday. Car hits peaceful #VauhxxBooker #lynching incident protestors…
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1/ A conservative friend of mine argued at various times and in different contexts (including racial preferences or affirmative action), that slavery ended in 1865, he had nothing to do with it, so why don't African-Americans "just get over it." #RaceMatters
2/ Yes, slavery ended in 1865 and while it contributed greatly to the wealth of white America, African-Americans were given nothing in return as the government reneged on its promise of 40 acres and a mule after the end of the Civil War. #RaceMatters…
3/ Compare this to the Homestead Act of 1866 which transferred an area of land in the west the size of CA and TX (10% of all US land) to whites who need only improve it for 5 years and file a deed.… #RaceMatters
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My Sat #breakfast is devoted to Mamie Till-Mobley /
On August 28, 1955 Emmet Till, a 14 years old boy from Chicago visiting his family in Money Mississippi, was abducted, tortured, mutilated, shot in the head and sinked in the Tallahachie River by Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam 1/7
A brutal racist #lynching execution /
Emmet Till was the only child of Mamie Till-Mobley, a woman of great intelligence and rare courage / Going beyond the privacy of her personal tragedy and grief Mamie demanded for her son a public funeral with an open casket 2/7
50.000 people attended the service and the whole world saw the disfigured body of Emmet Till, a fine child murdered by racists / When Rosa Parks was asked why did she decide not to go in the back of the bus, she told that she thought of Emmet Till and simply could not do it 3/7
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@KennethLeeAlle1 Florida used the appearance of a trial to send Joe to prison to die. His later-disbarred lawyer didn't present a defense. That's why the trial lasted less than 1 business day start to finish. Police threw away the evidence. Another lawyer gave up Joe's right to appeal.
@KennethLeeAlle1 Jurors never knew the older teen who testified that Joe had "confessed" was the initial suspect & had a record. They didn't know Joe has a 62 IQ, no record & no family to protect his rights. Defense atty never questioned fact that police failed to present DNA they collected.
@KennethLeeAlle1 Joe was saved by FL prisoners who contacted EJI in his behalf. But because a public defender waived Joe's right to appeal & because police destroyed the evidence, Bryan's only hope of relief was to have Joe's punishment deemed a 4th amendment violation.…
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The death of #AhmaudAubrey meets the @NAACP definition of a #lynching. This is confirmed from the DA letter here. All four criteria are met.
(1) Someone was killed. (2) The killing was illegal (not a state execution after conviction of a crime) (3) Three or more people involved and (4) Assailants claimed to be upholding justice and/or tradition. This letter confirms all those facts.
What makes this even more heinous is that like most lynchings, law enforcement sees no problem with it. Black Lynching has always had police support. No surprise that it’s 2020 and we are still lynching black men in broad daylight without fear of arrest after doing so.
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See These Two Pictures #palgharlynching & decide How the #Lynching carried out (1/1)
(1) Juna Akhada Sadhus on the way to attend their Guru's cremation
(2) Police checked their vehicle on the way & allowed to go
(3) within 20 minutes people attacked and robbed them
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#palgharlynching (1/2)
(4) #HinduSadhus tk shelter in a house 2 save their life
(5) Who Informed Police?
(6) Why Police brought the Sadhus out of the House without sufficient security arrangements?
(7) 5 Police personnels wr there, why no1 phoned 2 d main control room?
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#palgharlynching (1/3)
(8) According to Juna Akhada #HinduSadhus on their way along with 50k INR, Some Gold ornaments and other necessary things for cremation, where these things??
Is it with police who checked or with people ??
#MaharashtraLynching is a planned murder. Image
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"Rhetoric of the kind that the President deployed on Twitter undercuts an honest reckoning with America's past by muddying the meaning of terms that help us name and navigate a bloody legacy of racial violence."
#history #lynching @CNN
Historians such as Jason Morgan Ward have done the public an immense service by researching the gut-churning and infuriating history of lynching.
📖Read his book...
"Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America's Civil Rights Century"… @OUPHistory Image
Dr. Ward also wrote...
"Defending White Democracy: The Making of a Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, 1936-1965"…
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FLASHBACK: Democrats compared Clinton’s Impeachment to #Lynching

“We're taking a step down the road to becoming a political Lynch Mob... We are going to find a rope find a tree and ask a bunch of questions later..”

Where was the Outrage?

FLASHBACK: Democrat Harry Reid:

“The Lynch Mob though, Mr. President, now has a new leader”

DEMOCRAT @JohnKerry:

“It’s a verbal political Lynching on the floor of the Senate”

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TW for what I am about to write about #lynching.
Last year I wrote about women who were lynched. This was more common than most people, even historians, were aware. Often the wives of lynched men were also lynched. #MaryTurner was one of these. She was also eight months pregnant.
[TW] #MaryTurner was hog-tied and hung upside down by her ankles. Her clothes were drenched in gasoline and set on fire. Her abdomen was sliced open like an animal's at slaughter and her baby pulled from her body. She. Was. Still. Alive. (Though not for long.)
[TW] It was recorded at the time that the baby "gave two feeble cries" before it too was killed.
The president is being held to the mandates of the US Constitution that he has violated. Not lynched.The sooner he is out of office, the sooner the country can heal.
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I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if mob surrounds them and asks, “Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?” …they will have no answer, says actor #NaseeruddinShah
#Tathya with Apoorvanand
In the context of the Sajjan Kumar conviction in the 1984 genocidal violence against Sikhs, we need to rethink about other incidents of violence that have happened in the country, says Prof. Apoorvanand.
We wish you a #MerryChristmas with the Christian Qawwals of Delhi.
"People look at me and wonder who I really am. I have only one answer for them. I am you," says Bernard Rufus, also known as Sahil Sufi Nizam, a popular singer of Christian Qawwalis.
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1) Starting a tweet series of 50+tweets on #lynching or #persecution of Hindus in mini #lynchistan across India. Summary:
2 of 50) #lynching of Hindus in ground zero #lynchistan in Kerala:-
3 of 50) #lynching of Hindus in TN ruled by those who believe in discredited aryan/dravidian racial theory:-
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