Police looking at a damaged vehicle in which two men were lynched Karbi Anglong district, some 180km from Guwahati, the capital city of India’s northeastern state of Assam. Smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked by rumours spread on Facebook and WhatsApp in India. Photo: AFP

India’s top court demands government act to stop lynchings

Supreme Court has condemned spate of lynchings sparked by social media rumours and asked states to take ‘preventive, punitive and remedial’ measures

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Police looking at a damaged vehicle in which two men were lynched Karbi Anglong district, some 180km from Guwahati, the capital city of India’s northeastern state of Assam. Smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked by rumours spread on Facebook and WhatsApp in India. Photo: AFP
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