Mob lynchings due to economic disparity: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

Giving instances of the killing of Bengal migrant worker Manik Roy and an Adivasi youth Madhu in Kerala, Lekhi said these cases of lynchings were on account of economic issues.

Published: 18th July 2018 06:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2018 06:14 PM   |  A+A-

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The incidents of mob lynching are a result of economic disparity, BJP member Meenakshi Lekhi said in the Lok Sabha today.

Speaking during Zero Hour, Lekhi said the Supreme Court has spoken about "mobocracy" yesterday.

Giving instances of the killing of Bengal migrant worker Manik Roy and an Adivasi youth Madhu in Kerala, Lekhi said these cases of lynchings were on account of economic issues.

"It is because of economic disparity," she said.

Last month, Roy was beaten up by a group of men in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on the suspicion that he had stolen a hen.

He had later succumbed to injuries.

In February, a 30-year old tribal man Madhu was beaten by an irate mob, accusing him of theft.

The Supreme Court had yesterday asked the Government to enact a new legislation to deal with incidents of mob lynchings and vigilantism.

Speaking during the Zero Hour, Nishikant Dubey (BJP) raised the issue of Missionaries of Charity and alleged that it was operating a racket of illegal conversion and adoption.

Dubey said the organisation was "running a syndicate and converting people" into Christianity by alluring them to health and education facilities.

"There should be a CBI inquiry into the adoption racket being run by the Missionaries of Charity. Also, a new law should be brought in to deal with conversions," Dubey said.

Separately, Dharmendra Yadav (SP) raised the issue of reservations to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs in higher education and demanded government response on the matter.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was present in the House, said no individual or institution intended to dilute the provisions relating to the reservation to SCs/STs/OBCs.

Singh said a Special Leave Petition (SLP) is already pending in Court and Human Resource Development Minister will give a detailed response on the issue.

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