No amendment in law needed to include mob lynching: Government

The government Wednesday ruled out need to amend law to deal with incidents of mob lynching and said that there is enough provisions in existing laws.

Published: 19th July 2017 05:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2017 05:26 PM   |  A+A-

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The government Wednesday ruled out need to amend law to deal with incidents of mob lynching and said that there is enough provisions in existing laws and states can use to book those found guilty.

The issue regarding bringing an amendment was raised in Rajya Sabha but Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansaraj Gangaram Ahir said that IPC and CrPC have enough provisions to punish those guilty.  

“Government doesn’t feel need for an amendment in this regards,” said Ahir replying to demand by Congress leader Digvijay Singh that there is no law to deal with increasing incidents of mob lynching.

Leader of Opposition in the House Ghulam Nabi Azad said that there is an understanding among government and those involved in such acts.

“Prime Minister has spoken against mob lynching and even home minister has made statements but there seems to be an understanding as the government is not taking any proactive action against them,” said Azad. 

The government came out with figures to support its stand that majority of such incidents have happened in non-BJP rules states.

“There has been only one-two incidents in BJP rules states and rest in non-BJP. It is the duty of the state government to maintain law and order and stop such incidents,” said Ahir.

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