Recently, mobs lining incidents have happened in many places across the country. Due to false rumors, the crowd has killed many people. After all, how many people are gathered together for the same purpose.
Crowd psychology has been a small part of social science. This is a weird and old way, whose relevance has stabilized in society and ended on trust in law and order.
Discussion on the psychology of the crowd started as a different incident when we considered the crowd of the French Revolution or the racialized crowd of Ku Klux Klan as an example.
Then, in the psychology of the crowd, the issue of killing a black man with a crowd of white people was the subject of discussion. Even big psychologists such as Gordon Allport and Roger Brown did not make the psychology of the crowd as a respectable subject.
Some people limit it to social science and psychology as pathology and in the form of irregular events.
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Hero Hooded crowd
In today’s time, this crowd that has been killed has emerged as a hero. Experts say that as the protagonist, these crowds appear in two incarnations.
First, the crowd is seen as a part of the majority democracy, where it does the work of law itself, it is controlled by everything from eating to wear.
You can see that the crowd considers itself correct and tells its violence to be practical and necessary. In the case of Afrajul and Akhalak, the response of the crowd and the defense of the accused in the case of Kadua and Unnao shows that the crowd themselves decide to do justice and fix the scope of ethics.
The crowd here (including the killing killers) is an extension of the dictatorship system. The multitude of civilized society thinks ability to understand and negotiate ends the way to resolve issues.
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The other form of the crowd
But, due to the rumors of raising children, the different forms of the crowd are found in the incidents that took place. There is also a deep worry behind the rage of the crowd.
There is also a great fear for anyone being kidnapped. Thinking of this increases the anxiety of the people. Here are the different reasons behind the crowd’s reaction. Violence here is not born with vigor, but nervousness.
Its purpose is not to harm the minorities, but punish strangers and outsiders who do not fit in their society. There is doubt in both cases, but the reason for killing is different.
In one case, the minorities face the challenge of power and in the second, there is a charge against the external and unknowable of any crime.
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In the Karbi-Anglong district of Assam, the mob had allegedly beaten and beaten two youths.
Increasing technology, increasing difficulties
In both cases the technique works to spread the virus of this anger. Rumors spread rapidly through the use of technology and listening to each other increases the confidence of the rumor.
The rumors did not take a more dangerous form due to lack of development of earlier technology.
Even this digital violence works in a more terrifying way in small towns and remote villages.
It is clear that this method of violence is like a pandemic. Every time the start is the same, the way of violence is similar. The rumors are baseless in every case. Then this method goes from one place to another.
Three people were killed by the mob in suspicion of raising children in Tripura. Due to a false social media message, he was brutally assassinated by cricket bat and kicks.
A Whatsapp Message Organized Hindi-speaking people in Tamil Nadu In Agartala, two people were killed in the rumors of lifting children. The social media is responsible for all this.
Everything here is very fast. Someone suspected, he sent a message and the crowd gathered. In such a situation, the possibility of justice will remain unchanged.
In Ramgarh in Jharkhand, the mob had killed Alimuddin Ansari in the case of smuggling.
Transfer a major problem
Behind this violence, the environment of anxiety and panic can be attributed to those who have been born in such areas where the transfer is very high. In these areas, people come to settle with other states due to employment or other reasons.
They get a place of living, but people do not believe in them. It takes time to trust them.
Even in some areas, the number of people outside, i.e., migrants has also increased compared to the people living earlier.
The administration tries to control it, but this is not the whole issue of law and order.
It can be resolved not only as a problem of legal system, but as anomalies made in society.
Transfer is one of these problems. This increases the number of outsiders in an area. But the truth is that it is external, but it also happens on the margins.
It is sad that he is considered to be a danger. Then the rumors spread over the social media further strengthen the thinking made against it.
Tech and irrationality
The worst was that the mob in Agartala killed the 33-year-old man who was tasked to make people aware. Here also a different aspect of the story comes out.
To save the victim Sukant Chakraborty from the rumors, the village-village was given the task of awakening people with a loud speaker. The crowd also attacked two more people with them.
Trying to get the message from the loud speaker here lies behind the speed and power of the SMS and social media.
These crowds go on the rules of social media and carry out violence. The mobilizing mob violence needs a different kind of understanding.
In these oral, written and digital rounds of India, the danger of violence can increase further with these three. The speed of technology and irrationality of the crowd is a dangerous symptom of changing society.