Vanshika Garg

SC asks Centre to consider a new law on mob lynching

SC asks Centre to consider a new law on mob lynching

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, while stating their verdict over mob lynching on Tuesday July 17, reminded the Central and state governments of their responsibility to curb violence by vigilante groups. The Supreme Court has asked the Parliament to see whether a new law can be made into the issue.

Supreme Court has said that, “no citizen can take law into their own hands. In case of fear and anarchy, the state has to act positively. Violence can’t be allowed.”

Further adding to the verdict, Supreme Court has said that horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be tolerated and cannot be allowed to become a new norm.

Supreme Court fixed the matter for further hearing on August 28.

The court had earlier said that violence by any vigilante group had to be curbed after its attention was drawn to the violence in Maharashtra in which five people were killed in mob violence in the wake of social media posts on alleged child lifters.