Although mob lynchings were considered barbaric in 1800s America and India, the difference is that they somewhat subsided in the former and not so much the latter. Lynch mobs have been always been common against Dalits violating the status quo of the caste hierarchy or Muslims for simply being Muslim.
Although in 2014, they have been occurring rather frequently and instead been used to constantly instill fear in many citizens. Because after a riot, within six months to a year, the fear dies down whereas a frequent yet unpredictable lynching of one single person keeps everyone on their feet.
According to the Evangelical Fellowship of India, violent attacks on Christians have more than doubled since Narendra Modi became PM in 2014. The Alliance Defending Freedom India has reported Christians suffered 247 instances of persecution in first eight months of 2019
Instead of promptly investigating cow-protection attacks and prosecuting perpetrators, the police, in at least one third of the cases that have been reported, have filed complaints against victims’ family members and associates under laws banning cow slaughter