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Homi­cides es­ca­late into ri­ots as state govern­ment sleeps

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AUG 27 Two Jats from Ma­likpur mur­der Mus­lim young­ster from Kawal over sex­ual ha­rass­ment. Both get lynched. STATE’S RE­SPONSE Sends po­lice to vil­lage but ar­rests none. Im­poses Sec­tion 144. AUG 30, 31 Khap pan­chayat in Ma­likpur calls for ar­rest of those who lynched the Jats. Provoca­tive speeches by BJP, SP politi­cians. STATE’S RE­SPONSE Po­lice file FIRs against politi­cians who made speeches at khap pan­chayat. No ar­rests.

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