Government to enact law, if necessary, to curb lynchings, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 July 2018, 05:51 PM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File photo)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File photo)

The government will enact a law, if necessary, to curb the incidents of lynching, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the House on Tuesday as the Opposition voiced against the rising cases of lynching.

Following the increasing incidents of lynching, the government has taken the issue seriously and would consider stringent action against the culprits, Singh said.

The ruling coalition faced a strong criticism from the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and the Left parties in the Lok Sabha over the issue. Responding to the concerns expressed by the members, Singh said the government would enact a law, if necessary, to curb the incidents of lynching.
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On Monday, the Home Ministry said it would set up two high-level committees to suggest ways and a legal framework to effectively deal with mob violence and lynching incidents.

The committees were formed soon after the Supreme Court asked the Centre to enact a law to deal with lynching incidents and take action on mob violence.
In the latest incident, a man was lynched in Lalawandi village in Rajasthan's Alwar district, on suspicion of being a cow smuggler.

First Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 05:40 PM
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