Shia board to discuss mob lynching in July 28 meeting; press for strict laws

The meeting is also likely to deliberate upon how the Shia community is being "ignored" by successive governments.

Published: 21st July 2019 06:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2019 06:54 PM   |  A+A-

Caste violence, Lynching, Dalit atrocities

For representational purposes. (Photo | File, EPS)


LUCKNOW: The All India Shia Personal Law Board will hold elaborate discussions on the need to have strict laws pertaining to mob lynching in its annual meeting scheduled for July 28 here.

"The one-day annual meeting of the All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) will be held in Lucknow on July 28, and a demand will be made to the state government to frame strict laws pertaining to mob lynching," AISPLB spokesperson Maulana Yasoob Abbas said Sunday.

Referring to the mob lynching incidents reported from various parts of the country, he said members of a particular community are being targeted by the attackers.

"The Shia community is of the view that strict laws are needed to curb this and even capital punishment be awarded," Abbas said.

Taking a swipe at the 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwaas' (with all, for everybody's development and having everyone's trust) slogan given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the AISPLB spokesperson said statements given by some leaders are "breaking the 'vishwaas' (trust) instead of enhancing it".

The meeting is also likely to deliberate upon how the Shia community is being "ignored" by successive governments, he said.

"The All India Shia Personal Law Board wants that a committee be constituted on the lines of the Sachchar Committee to study the economic, social and educational situation of Shias," Abbas said, adding Shia Muslims are minorities among the minorities.

Of the total population of the country, the Shias constitute 5 per cent, he said.

Apart from Uttar Pradesh, Shia clerics from Bihar, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana are likely to participate in the July 28 meeting, the spokesperson added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp