The Centre on Tuesday accepted the fact that crimes in the country have gone up by 41% after the NDA came to power in 2014.
According to National Crime Record Bureau(NCRB ) report presented by MoS home affairs, Gangaram Ahir, crimes in the name of religion, race, place of birth etc have increased to 336 in 2014, and escalated to 475 in 2016. Ahir was speaking in reference to cases of mob lynchings and cow vigilantism.
The minister added that NCRB does not maintain data on cases relating to cow ‘vigilantes’, cow trade and trafficking.
“‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India. The responsibilities to maintain law and order, protection of life and property rest primarily with the respective State Governments. The State Governments are competent to deal with such offences under the provisions of law,” he said.
He also said currently home ministry is not considering any proposal to bring a stringent law against mob lynching.
According to the data presented, crimes promoting enmity on communal and racist lines have gone up by 41% in India.