Are we vigilant enough? asks prez Mukherjee on increasing mob lynching
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday has also spoken up on the increasing mob lynching incidents in the Country. He said, when mob lynching becomes so high and uncontrollable, we have to pause and reflect, are we vigilant enough?
“I am not taking of vigilantism, I am talking of are we vigilant enough, proactively to save the basic tenets of our country,” President Mukherjee said while speaking at an event in Delhi to launch National Herald’s Commemorative Edition India@70.
"We should ponder about this country when we see someone being lynched," added President Pranab Mukherjee.
Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2-day Gujarat visit had said, Killing of people in the name of cow protection is not acceptable, remarks that come amid a spurt of attacks by cow vigilantes and a wave of protests.
“Killing people in the name of ‘gau bhakti’ is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve,” he said.
However, no heed was paid to PM Modi’s words and hours after his condemnation of the “barbaric act” another man was lynched to death in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district for allegedly carrying beef in his van.
Earlier this week, a nation-wide protest erupted against the lynching of a 17-year-old Junaid, who was stabbed to death on June 22 onboard a train, which he had taken with his two brothers after Eid shopping in Delhi.
The “Not In My Name” campaign began after a Facebook post by filmmaker Saba Dewan against the stabbing of Junaid.