NEW DELHI: The CPI(M) today claimed that the Supreme Court's judgement on incidents of mob lynching showed the mirror to the ministers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi "under whose watch such crimes were being committed".
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the central government should be "ashamed" after the apex court's judgement.
"It has shown the mirror to the ministers and the PM under whose watch these crimes are being committed," he tweeted.
The Supreme Court today asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying "horrendous acts of mobocracy" cannot be allowed to become a new norm.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also passed a slew of directions to provide "preventive, remedial and punitive measures" to deal with offences like mob violence and cow vigilantism.
The bench, which also comprised justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said it was the duty of state governments to ensue law and order in society, besides ensuring that the rule of law prevailed.