Government set up high level committee chaired by Union Home Secretary to check mob lynching

The Government of India on Monday has constituted a high level committee that would find out recommendations to check the spate mob lynching cases in the country.

The committee will be headed by the Union Home Secretary and it will submit its report within four weeks, stated a release from the government.

As the cases of mob violence in the country of late have stirred strong reactions all around the government was all but to dodge.

The Ministry of Home Affairs in a statement said,”Government is concerned at the incidents of violence by mobs in some parts of the country. Government has already condemned such incidents and made its stand clear in the Parliament that it is committed to upholding the rule of law and adopting effective measures to curb such incidents.”

One Rakbar Khan was beaten to death by a group of people in Alwar Rajsthan on July 20 for allegedly smuggling cow. That was an incident that stimulated the political charges. Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this happening. He tweeted “This is Modi’s brutal new india where humanity is replaced with hatred and people are crushed and left to die.”

The Supreme Court of India through a remark on July 17 had condemned the lynching incidents calling it a” horrendous acts of mobocracy.” and had asked the government to formulate a separate law against lynching.

“Government,” reads the statement, “respects the recent directions of the Supreme Court on the issue of mob violence, and has issued an advisory to State Governments urging them to take effective measures to prevent incidents of mob violence and lynching and to take stringent action as per law.” as it adds, “The State Governments have been advised to implement the directions issued in the matter by the Supreme Court on July 17, 2018.”


The panel assigned to analyse the lynching incidents will have The Secretary, Department of Justice, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Secretary, Legislative Department and Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment as its members to work under the Union Home Secretary..

Government has further decided to constitute a Group of Ministers headed by the Union Home Minister to consider the recommendations of the high level committee. The Minister, External Affairs, Minister, Road Transport and Highways; Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Minister, Law & Justice and Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment are the members of Group of Ministers. The Group of Ministers will submit their recommendations to the Prime Minister.






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