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Why WhatsApp is a fundamental progenitor of violence

By Roshni Sengupta
On the day Agnivesh alleged that he was threatened and later nearly lynched by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha members in Jharkhand for making a statement in favour of beef eating, the Supreme Court of India sent a stern warning to state governments to curb the spiraling cases of mob vigilantism and violence. The apex court appears to have taken images of Union Minister Jayant Sinha garlanding and embracing right-wing extremists accused of lynching a Muslim cattle trader to death into serious consideration while making the observation.

The paradoxes of social media spaces

By Ananya S Guha
If internet connectivity through the mobile phone has created wider spaces of information and knowledge, it has also shrunk those spaces in the most harmful of ways. However much we talk about education abetted by technology, e-learning, and online learning, this hasn’t led to a holistic education that can counter hate, prejudice, and bigotry.