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  India   All India  24 Jul 2018  If required, govt will enact law to curb lynching, says Rajnath Singh

If required, govt will enact law to curb lynching, says Rajnath Singh

PTI
Published : Jul 24, 2018, 1:53 pm IST
Updated : Jul 24, 2018, 1:53 pm IST

Oppn parties, mainly Congress and TMC raised the issue in Lok Sabha and demanded that Centre take action to curb mob lynching incidents.

The government would look at taking stringent action against culprits and would enact a law, if necessary, to curb incidents of lynching, Rajnath Singh said. (Photo: LSTV via PTI)
 The government would look at taking stringent action against culprits and would enact a law, if necessary, to curb incidents of lynching, Rajnath Singh said. (Photo: LSTV via PTI)

New Delhi: The Government will enact a law, if necessary, to curb incidents of lynching, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday amid Opposition outcry over such incidents.

Opposition parties, mainly the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, raised the issue in the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour and demanded that the Centre take action to curb lynching incidents.

Responding to the criticism, Singh said the government has taken the issue seriously.

A 28-year-old man was lynched on suspicion of being a cow smuggler in Lalawandi village in Rajasthan's Alwar district on Saturday last. On Monday, the Home Ministry announced setting up of two high-level committees to suggest ways and legal framework to effectively deal with incidents of mob violence and lynching

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The government would look at taking stringent action against culprits and would enact a law, if necessary, to curb incidents of lynching, Singh said.

While one committee is headed by Singh, the other panel is headed by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.

The committees were set up a week after the Supreme Court asked the central government to enact a law to deal with incidents of lynching and take action on mob violence.

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