This refers to your editorial, “Patronizing intolarance” (NP, August 18, 2018). Recent attacks on Swami Agnivesh in Jharkhand then on Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club in Central Delhi and then again on Swami Agnivesh at the funeral procession of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee zero in on the fact that fringe elements have become so emboldened as to throw down the gauntlet to the law of the land.
There seems to be an unholy nexus between street kangaroos and a section of social media functioning like digital khap panchayets. We cannot let the Mob run a parallel judiciary on the street.
Sujit De, Kolkata