People in small towns, villages living in fear, says Salman Khurshid over rising mob lynching incidents 

Expressing concern over rise in incidents of mob lynching across India, Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that people in small towns and villages are living under the atmosphere of fear

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Expressing concern over rise in incidents of mob lynching across India, Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that people in small towns and villages are living under the atmosphere of fear.

Khurshid further asserted that it is the responsibility of every Indian to assuage these fears.

“I think there is no atmosphere of fear in areas of Delhi where we live or work, but yes there is a feeling in small towns and villages. It is the responsibility of every Indian to assuage these fears,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.


There has been rampant rise in the incidents of mob lynching in several parts of the country in the past few years. The recent one came to light from Jharkhand where a 22-year-old man, Tabrez Ansari was attacked by a group of people on suspicion of theft.

Tabrez died in a local hospital in Jharkhand last month, days after he was thrashed by a mob on suspicion of stealing a bike. Ansari was reportedly tied to an electricity pole for over seven hours and forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman” while the perpetrators continued to whip him with sticks.

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