India’s music scene has been rocked by a slew of major hits over the past few years.
Here are some of the most noteworthy ones:In February, a young woman from Kerala was beaten to death by a mob in Bangalore for making a music video called ‘Shaadat’ that showed her dancing.
The song, which had been released on YouTube, has since been viewed more than 2 million times.
In April, an 11-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh was killed by her father and uncle in a mob attack in the state’s western Uttar Pradesh.
Her body was found in a river.
In November, a 22-year old student from Maharashtra was brutally gang-raped and stabbed to death in her school in Ahmedabad.
The victim’s body was later found with a slash wound to her head.
In March, a 16-year‑old boy from Maharashtra’s Baramulla was gang-raped to death.
Police later said he was beaten, stabbed and robbed.
The boy’s father and brother, who were arrested, are being tried for the crime.
In June, a 21-year‐old man from Maharashtra who was beaten unconscious was beaten up by four men after he walked home from a music class.
The men, who had been seen with him before the attack, were also arrested and charged.
In July, a 17-year–old boy was beaten by four boys in his school.
The attackers fled the scene after the attack.
In August, a 20-year old man in Gujarat was gangraped and murdered by his classmates and teachers.
He was later identified as the victim’s father, who has been in jail for the past 18 months.
A month later, a man from Odisha was brutally beaten by a group of people after he told them he had been assaulted in his village.
The attack led to a mob lynching in the village, which led to the death of one of the men.
In September, a 19-year –old man was beaten on his head by two men outside his house in Jharkhand’s Meerut district, killing one of them.
The man’s father was also arrested.
In October, a 30‐year-old man’s body and a woman’s body were found dumped in a canal near his home in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which authorities have linked to the murder of a 14-yearold boy.
The bodies were identified as those of a 20‐year–old woman and a 20 year‐old girl.
The attack has been blamed on a group called the Dalit Youth Front (DYF), who claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter.
In the month that followed, several young men from across the country were arrested for allegedly committing crimes related to ‘anti-national’ activities.
In January, two young men in Kerala were accused of committing a similar crime.
Two months later, in April, a 24-year and 30-year aged man in Uttar Pradesh were arrested after police found them with a large number of weapons.
A manhunt was launched for the men, and police have reportedly linked the two attacks to the Dyf.
The group is said to be linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Afghan-based militant group that has carried out attacks in India since 2002.
In July, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government passed a law that made it a criminal offence for people to post anything deemed to be offensive or indecent on social media.