Another lynching

It is distressing that despite the Supreme Court taking serious note of the wave of lynchings and nudging the government to think of a separate law, this heinous crime continues unabated (“‘Attackers came with firearms and sticks’,” July 23). Serious doubts arise. Are the perpetrators who single out a particular community or caste with impunity well assured of protection from those determined to polarise the nation? As a particular ideological front appears hell bent on perilously going back to the Stone Age, the government seems oblivious to the serious impact of such happenings. The Centre’s continued indifference to the issue is intriguing.

All it has to do is to tighten vigilance in vulnerable areas and ensure that accountability is clearly demarcated. The judiciary, instead of waiting for a separate law, should fast track lynching cases.

V. Subramanian,


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