Maharashtra police are trying raise awareness about rumors on Whatsapp that motivate violent forms of revenge, as India has been rocked by a wave of mob lynchings across the country in recent months.
At least 25 people have been killed since May in incidents of mob violence triggered by rumors circulated on WhatsApp. The authorities do not know who is behind the hoax messages.
Opposition parties are trying to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term. But opinion polls suggest the Hindu nationalist leader could narrowly win the vote.
India's political parties have been told to eliminate hate speech and misinformation from their social media accounts. However, experts warn that enforcing an ethics code will be difficult. Murali Krishnan reports.
One of Hinduism's most sacred temples in the Indian state of Kerala has turned into a stage for conflict, as devotees tried to stop women from entering despite a Supreme Court ruling permitting female visitors.
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