Mob lynchings in India

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Theme :-

  • On 23rd July 2018, Indian government appointed two high-level committees to suggest legal framework to deal with the mob lynching incidents.
  • Starting from 2015 mob lynching incident, these kind of crimes are happening frequently. Many innocents including a police officer and a mentally challenged woman were killed in these incidents.

What is Mob lynching :-

  • The incident of a mob (group of people) attacking a person or few persons is called as mob lynching.

Causes of increasing mob lynching incidents :-

  • Main reason is the lack of fear about the consequences. Everyone in the group who commit the crime thinks that they can get away with the crime. Ineffective investigation by police officials and the ineffective justice system are the reason for this lack of fear.
  • Indirect support from government is another reason. Most of the mob lynching incidents are because of cow vigilantism. Several ministers publicly supported mob that killed a person over the suspicion of eating beef. And government is not taking strict action against these incidents though the crimes are happening frequently from the past three years.
  • Hate speeches of ministers on minorities is also fueling mob lynchings.
  • Lack of trust in the police system is influencing people to take law into their own hands. For example, many innocents were killed in recent mob lynching incidents over the fear of child kidnapping. This was because of a fake news of child lifters that became viral. When this news became viral, people were panicked. As they do not trust police from saving their children, they wanted to took law into their own hands. But that doesn’t justify attacking people on a mere suspicion.
  • Mob lynching incidents signals declining moral values in society.
  • In 2015 mob lynching incident, a rape accused was brutally killed by a mob. It was reported later that the victim was falsely implicated in the rape case. If we analyse the incident this indicates the lack of trust in our judiciary. A lot of cases are pending in courts for years and getting justice in Indian courts is not at all easy. This is negatively influencing people to kill the accused for instant justice.
  • Though not a direct cause, movies have a small stake in this issue. In most of the movies, lead role takes the law into his/her hands and kills the criminals. Approaching courts and getting justice is rarely shown in movies. This indirectly influences people to not care about law.

Steps taken by Indian government :-

  • In July 2018, Indian government appointed two committees to draft law on Mob lynchings.

Steps taken by public :-

  • In 2017, several people protested against mob lynchings and started “Not in my name” movement. This protest is a message to criminals of mob lynching incidents to not do the crime in my name. This is because accused persons in these crimes are justifying their actions by saying that they did it on behalf of Hindu people.
  • I support MASUKA (Manav Suraksha Kanoon)” is another movement that was started in 2017 to pressurize government to bring law on mob lynchings and suggested some measures such as life imprisonment for these criminals, making it a non-bailable offence etc.

Conclusion :-

Whatever the reason is, attacking a helpless person and killing him/her is inhumane. The chilling truth that these kind of people are living in our society is very scary. The people who are a part of this kind of mobs deserves no mercy and should be imprisoned for a lifetime. Immediate and strict punishments can only deter mob lynching incidents. The law which will come into force should be effectively implemented, otherwise it will become like Nirbhaya act and may fail in deterring the crimes.

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12 comments

  1. Hello friends ,
    Our topic is mob lynching which is current topic of our concern. Mob lynching means killing of person or more than one person by the group of people who thinks that they are the country.
    Reasons behind these:-
    1. Fake News.
    2. No fear of Law and order.
    3. Minister speech related to religious issues.
    4. No Trust on Law and order.
    5. Religious disunity .
    6. Illiteracy.
    7. Political issues.

    steps taken By government :-
    1.Two committees are formed regarding mob lynching cases in India as well as to Control it.
    Supports from public.
    1. Not by my name Movement.
    2. Manav Suraksha Mission.

    Conclusion:-
    Mob lynching is the case of violence without any evidence which is highly unacceptable and people doing these should be given life imprisonment and unique law must be preffered for all regarding the issue.

    Thankyou

  2. hello everyone our topic is mob lynching first of all what is mob lynching . mob lynching is that where the group of people to attack some one . their are many innocent are killed under this . mob lynching is not good it is a criminal activity . causes of mob lynching 1. peoples have not trust to law 2. motivated by some politician for example : a whats app news viral on social that a group of people is child lifting but this is fake news approved by authorities when we investigate but this fake news killed innocent 40 peoples in our country . i think this a very bad steps that is taken peoples . and our government adopted many to control these type of activities likes as: manav suraksha act

  3. Yes I m totally agree with this that people should not take law in thier hand , it doesn’t matter what that particular guy did. Because there is judiciary and law to accused them. From my point of view government should also make some strict laws for that type of people who increase mob lynching. I think some political party also inspired that type of activity. Illiteracy is a big reason of mob lynching. All the people who is doing such a offensive thing are illiterate. And religion can be another reason of mob lynching. Suppose a Muslim man purchase a cow then some Hindus think that he will kill that cow and will take the beef only just of because he is a Muslim. So the conclusion is that people should not take law in their hand and if anybody is doing that so law should punish them in a very strict manner.

  4. These days or say for the last few years the increasing number of mob lynching cases are really disheartening and is also a raising a que on the judiciary system. Instead of processing according to the law nowadays people are considering themselves as the judiciary and trying to give the verdict on the spontaneous.
    This is because of lack of public faith in police, judiciary, getting support from politicians, lack of awareness among the public that what is right and what is wrong, etc.
    Recently union home minister made two committees on this mob lynching and there reports have came but that is not still made public.
    But these committees cant do anything until people apply their mind because some are playing with their mind. There is no strict laws on this mob lynching it should be so that people would not take laws in their hand.

  5. In my opinion mob lynching is supported by political party as well because we often see that many of the political leaders are not only giving reasons for mob lynching but also take this as political move to address people.

  6. Mob lynching is really increasing from last many days ,innocent people are murdered and harmed by these cruels also they are getting continuous support from political parties so that the people have fear of them.one reason can be that they do not have trust on the legal system as these also have some loop holes , criminals are left open , poor people are not heard .

  7. I think mob lynching incident increases in last year because of some leaders. They publically support them. And if police take action against mob lynching peopl, then leaders protect them. So mob lynching incident increases due to dirty politics in india.

  8. As we know that from last 3 years mob lynching is come over in a different senerio. It increaseing rapidly. As we saw in newspaper. Most of the time. There is news about mob lynching. According to me main reason for that is the fake news which are Virale on social media. This type of things engage the people to break the law because people get hyper by seeing this kind of message. And these will led to the crime activity. And one reason can also be the political comment that some politicians make such comment which affect the some part of society and these people while got engage in crime activity as a purpose of justice..

  9. The main cause of mob lynching is the lack of police action and fake news. Fake news once originated gets forwarded across all social media platforms, verification and authenticity of which is almost impossible.I think it should be addressed first.
    And another big factor which instigates these kinds of rumors is public sentiments and hate, miasma created by political parties.And i don’t construe any respite until a clear signal is disseminated from government stakeholders and a retrospective action is implemented.

  10. According to me mob lynching is a shocking.Whatever hear people should not take the law into their own hands ,law will take it’s own course. In a democratic country everybody has right to express their opinion, first accused person has to give the chance to express. But we are getting information innocent people they are victimising this is not good even people lynch them and get die sometimes cow vigilantes or child lifters. But whatever it is people should not take the law into their hands, police will take action and as per law he will get punishment.Innocent should not victimise.

  11. I think the reason behind the mob lynching is the attitude of the people. Whatever rumours they hear, they just get ferocious and loose their control. The ‘bhaigiri’ attitude is the reason I feel for mob lynching. The typical mob mentality that they can do anything and don’t give a damn is the problem. How can someone trust WhatsApp messages so blindly and take action! Limiting the number of forwards on WhatsApp is a good initiative, plus the people should be made aware of the stupid rumours on WhatsApp.

  12. We have seen recently mob launching cases are increasing day by day. The main reason behind this is lack of trust in judiciary system and ineffective laws against the culprits. Govt should make strict laws to stop these incidents. More awareness campaign be also organised by govt and NGOs.

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