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Those raising lynching issue are hypocrites: Meenakshi Lekhi

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi speaks in the Lok Sabha on July 24, 2017. Photo: PTI/LSTV

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi speaks in the Lok Sabha on July 24, 2017. Photo: PTI/LSTV  

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on July 24 dubbed those raising the issue of lynching as “hypocrites”, saying they have forgotten the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the alleged “lynching of karsevaks” in 2002.

She also asked during Zero Hour as to why there was no uproar on the killing of a Dalit in Rajasthan for marrying a Muslim girl. Opposition members have voiced concern over the growing incidents of lynching with the government saying it will enact a law, if necessary, to curb such incidents.

A 28-year-old man was lynched on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.

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