9-Year-Old "Untouchable" Boy Beaten to Death by Upper Caste Teacher

On July 20, in the district of Jalore, Rajasthan, a Dalit (Lower-Caste) student studying in the third grade drank from a pot of water that allegedly belonged to an upper caste school teacher. This made the teacher so furious that he thrashed the child and needed to be hospitalized. On August 13, the boy succumbed to his injuries. The incident has caused societal and political turmoil in India.

Suspected Islamist Militants Killed, Burned Alive 20 in Congo

In eastern Congo, two attacks happened in neighboring villages that killed around 20 people. Christophe Munyandero, a local group's coordinator of the Convention for the Respect of Human Rights, said that the attack occurred in the village of Kandoyi on July 1, late in the evening, and in the village of Bandiboli the following morning.

Child Marriage Survivor Executed for Murdering Husband in Iran

On July 27, the execution of three women was carried out in Iranian prisons. The accused women were all convicted and charged with killing their husbands. These three women were part of a recent execution spree that took the lives of 32 people in a single week.

Soheila Abedi, Faranak Beheshti, and Senobar Jalali were victims of forced marriages.

Muslim Teen Killed in Violent Assault by Hindu-Extremists

An 18-year-old man died in Karnataka, India, after members of Hindutva brutally assaulted him.

The death of a Muslim teenager, identified as B. Masood, happened on July 21, two days after the assault transpired in the southwestern region of India. Reportedly, the incident stemmed from an argument Masood had about purchasing a three-month-old calf.

“Blasphemous" QR Code on Sparks Protests and Vandalism in Pakistan

On July 1,  Pakistan Police arrested 27 Samsung employees at a mobile store after a mob turned violent at the Star City mall in Karachi. Protests began after a WiFi device was installed at the mall, which allegedly made blasphemous remarks against the Prophet Muhammad and his companions. In retaliation, a violent crowd gathered at the spot and damaged signboards and goods.

Iranian Teen Girl Honored Killed by Father For "Laughing with Boy at Park"

An honor-based family murder in a small town in the Fars province of Iran has once again sparked debates on the lack of laws to prevent “honor-killing” in Iran.

On June 27, the father of Ariana Lashkari shot the sixteen-year-old girl in the chest with a hunting rifle for allegedly laughing with a boy at a park, which he considered a disgrace to the family.

Another Indian Civilian Murdered for Supporting "Blasphemous" Politician

On July 21, Umesh Kolhe, a pharmacist, was brutally killed on his way home after shutting his drug store in Maharashtra, India. The authorities suspect he was attacked for sharing posts on social media supporting Nupur Sharma. The police have arrested seven, and the NIA (National Investigation Agency) has started an in-depth investigation.