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What happened to law against mob lynching, asks BSP

Kunwar Danish Ali.

Kunwar Danish Ali.   | Photo Credit: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

In Lok Sabha, party MP Danish Ali says the incidents are ‘an assault on democracy’

Leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party legislature party in the Lok Sabha, Kunwar Danish Ali, on Tuesday raised the issue of mob lynching in various parts of the country, specifically mentioning the case of Tabrez Ansari who was killed in Jharkhand. During Zero Hour, he demanded to know what the government was doing in terms of framing a law against mob lynching.

Mr. Ali, a first term MP from Amroha, said the incidents of mob lynching were “an assault on democracy.” “Even after a clear direction from the Supreme Court in 2018 that there should be a law against mob lynching, I want to ask the government, with the Deputy Leader of the House present, whether any such law is on the anvil,” he said. There were disturbances during the submission and it was cut short.

A Supreme Court Bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra said “people must realise that mob violence and taking of law into their hands will invite the wrath of the law.” The Bench also comprised Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud.

The court had also asked the Union Home Ministry and State Home Departments to file replies on what they had done to curb mob violence.

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