Bill for lynching convicts?

Mass lynchings have become the new normal in India, increase in reporting of such incidents has taken the whole world by shock, and finally, the Centre is planning to soon bring a Bill proposing death penalty of lynching, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said.

Expressing grief over the recent incidents of lynching, he said that the Centre and the Maharashtra government have taken the incident very seriously. His remarks came against the backdrop of a spate of incidents of mob violence over cow smuggling and child lifting being reported from various parts of the country.

“Lynching is a barbaric crime and no civilised society can accept it. The Union government will soon bring a bill proposing the death penalty for lynching.

Supreme Court bench had told the Parliament earlier this month to consider creating a new penal provision to deal with incidents of vigilantism, saying that mobocracy cannot be allowed in society.