Mob violence and the innocent victims-is anybody listening?

@ptrikha_2 (9662)
India
August 27, 2017 6:50am CST
Recently in a neighbouring state, the head of a religious section was given guilty verdict in a rape case. Some of his supporters went on rampage nearby and burnt and damaged cars, other vehicles and some property killing around 30 and injuring some others. The situation was bought under control. Yet it's disgusting as to see people disconnected with the case getting killed due to the madness of mob. Yet what happens to their families? Are the authorities careful enough to avoid such things in future? Why people following a spiritual guru end up doing such heinous acts?
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@LadyDuck (171315)
• Switzerland
27 Aug 17
I have read and I cannot believe that people still defend this man seen what he did
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@vandana7 (66852)
• India
1 Sep 17
That ..is India. I am afraid to ask anybody to come over.
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@LadyDuck (171315)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 17
@vandana7 It's so sad.
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@vandana7 (66852)
• India
1 Sep 17
@LadyDuck .. Protecting rapists? Insanity...
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@Kandae11 (40406)
27 Aug 17
I read about it in the news and I wonder what is the point. The verdict is not going to be changed.
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@ptrikha_2 (9662)
• India
27 Aug 17
Some of the blind faithfuls did not expect a negative verdict and could have sensed that may be the whole business might go down. And then there are always a few instigators too.
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@vandana7 (66852)
• India
2 Sep 17
It is annoying when people want rapists to be freed...
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@vandana7 (66852)
• India
27 Aug 17
I think unless there are serious punishments announced upfront, no authority can do much. There is no way the government could have taken pre-emptive measures to stop people reaching the place. That would mean the government knew the decision before hand. Secondly, it would be infringing the rights of the person to move in the country. Section 144 was a huge one....I do not believe typographical errors should be adhered to. There is a reason for imposing that section, and that is strictly to be followed, notwithstanding whatever is mentioned or not mentioned on the paper. I do believe that omission was deliberate. I believe Dera folks need to foot the bill for financial losses, as well as compensate monetarily for loss of life. properties, and injuries to all concerned, whether they are from Dera group or not.
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@ptrikha_2 (9662)
• India
31 Aug 17
@vandana7 Punjab Government has filed for damages from the Dera group. Let us see whether they pay up easily.
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@ptrikha_2 (9662)
• India
2 Sep 17
@vandana7 I am seeing a bit of change in the judiciary. Yet its too early to make a conclusion. However, I will also like to see more tough sentences being awarded to those with criminal wrongdoings in political parties- which will be tougher to achieve.
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@ptrikha_2 (9662)
• India
3 Sep 17
@vandana7 yes we will have to see things over a longer term.
@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
27 Aug 17
To me, authorities should be fully-prepared if there is even a hint of mob violence. Most of the times, the authorities are ill-prepared for the violence that results. Same happens here.
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@ptrikha_2 (9662)
• India
31 Aug 17
There was some laxity on the part of police but authorities deny it.
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• Philippines
28 Aug 17
Stay away from that Mob because you can't stop them from fighting for what they believe in, regardless.
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@ptrikha_2 (9662)
• India
31 Aug 17
Yes @Letraknight2015 it's better to stay away but sometimes if things suddenly go bad, one cannot do much.
@acelawrites (12248)
• Philippines
27 Aug 17
It seemed to be happening anywhere when some people do not respect lives and take it as if they were just killing chickens! Such irony is that they preach to follow some kind of religion/belief. Just wishing all will end and peace reign anywhere.
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@ptrikha_2 (9662)
• India
31 Aug 17
Yes peace will need a lot of effort.
@aynoor (95)
27 Aug 17
Yes i had also heard about it . I think its just money game. Everyone very well know that he is guilty. But still they are supporting him.i think people are forgetting the diff. Between wrong and right things.
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@ptrikha_2 (9662)
• India
27 Aug 17
@aynoor sometimes people get mad and forget the difference between good and bad.
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• Baguio, Philippines
31 Aug 17
That's what is happening in my country. Hard to control other people especially those inflicting madness to others.
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