Incendiary WhatsApp Messages are Increasing Lynching in India

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Some WhatsApp messages in India are triggering lynching incidents in the country.

WhatsApp texts circulating in Indian Madhya Pradesh state are making people violent. Recently, a message enforced a mob of 50 to 60 people to beat 2 innocent men. The mob became suspicious due to the fake message which elaborated that some people were going to murder the locals. In addition, the message also revealed that the murderers will then sell their body parts.

The content of the message was written in Hindi. According to the message, 500 people acknowledged as beggars were roaming in the nearby area so they can kill people for the harvesting of their organs. The WhatsApp text also urged receivers to forward it to as much as possible. However, police confirmed that the message was fake.


Cops who joined some local WhatsApp groups, discovered three men coursing message and then arrested them for spreading fake news. A few weeks ago, the WhatsApp message cautioning of 400 young children traffickers touching base in Bengaluru convinced the crowd to lynch a 26-year-old man, a transient development laborer from another Indian state, on doubts that he was a ruffian. He was tortured while he was simply strolling out and about.

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