Irshad Khan holds a picture of his late father Pehlu in Jaisinghpur, India [File: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters]

A provincial government in India has said it will appeal a court ruling that acquitted six men charged with lynching to death a 55-year-old Muslim dairy farmer in 2017.

“Our state government has enacted [a] law against mob lynching … We are committed to ensuring justice for [the] family of late Pehlu Khan. [The] state government will file [an] appeal against the order,” Rajasthan state’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot posted on Twitter.

On Wednesday, a court in Rajasthan’s town of Alwar acquitted six of the nine defendants, despite videos showing a mob of about 200 cow vigilantes beating Khan and his two sons on a highway.

The three other

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