A life is what matters


Lynching in India is a stark and recurring reality and the recordings of these ghastly incidents that are circulated by the perpetrators are testimony to this (Editorial, “War on words”, October 10). Such acts by any other name will not make them any less revolting. The RSS chief’s “disagreement” with the use of the word “lynching” betrays a reluctance on his part to accept the unacceptable. The speech is also an object of contradictions. If lynching was alien to India, why is it that some Indians indulge in it despite his assertion to the contrary? His speech was an attempt at window dressing especially in his taking exception to “too much” discussion on a worsening economy.

Abdul Assis P.A.,

Thrissur, Kerala


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