The court ruling was related to the death of a man falsely accused of starting forest fires last August, which killed at least 90 people nationwide.
Anyone convicted under the new law will face up to 30 years in prison, ending a history of impunity over what researchers say were thousands of lynchings in America between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and 1950.
Religious extremism is on the rise in Pakistan, and the state has played a key role in perpetuating the crisis.
Hundreds of people have walked in a funeral procession honouring a young Black man whose brutal beating death during a fight has convulsed Italy and drawn condemnation from the highest levels of the government.
Prejudice towards black people persists both in South Asian countries and their diasporas abroad. It stems from both colonialism and caste-based hierarchies.
Four men were arrested in the suspected gang-rape and murder of a Telangana vet whose burned body was found last week. Former Bollywood star and lawmaker Jaya Bachchan is under fire for promoting mob-justice after saying rapists should be lynched.
Mob in eastern Bihar state beat to death three men suspected of stealing cattle in a new mob lynching incident reported by police that highlights hardening Hindu nationalism.
"Horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be allowed to become a new norm," says the Supreme Court, ordering the right-wing BJP government to enact a new law banning lynchings over rumours the victims either were child-kidnappers or beef eaters.
At least 20 people have been killed in several states by mobs in attacks the government says are tied to inflammatory messages circulated on WhatsApp. The social media giant says it is "horrified" and has promised to take action.
No arrests have been made in the cases but authorities said they were questioning several suspects. The chief minister of Tripura state has warned of strict action against people indulging in spreading rumours and fake news.
At least 31 people have been convicted over the campus lynching of university student Mashal Khan who was falsely accused of blasphemy.
At least 21 documented lynchings of Muslims and Dalits have taken place in India since Narendra Modi's government came to power. But what is driving ordinary citizens to form lynch mobs in India?
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