In recent times, there has been a spate of incidents in the country resulting in the loss of livelihoods, injuries and even death of persons at the hands of lynch mobs for various reasons, although mob violence in the name of cow protection rose considerably. These incidents became so frequent that the Supreme Court in September 2017 directed all state governments to take measures to prevent vigilantism in the name of cow protection. According to author Robert L Zangrando, “Lynching is the practice whereby a mob — usually several dozens or several hundred persons — takes the law into its own hands in order to injure and kill a person accused of some wrongdoing. The alleged offence can range from a serious crime like theft or murder to a mere violation of local customs and sensibilities. The issue of the victim’s guilt is usually secondary since the mob serves as prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner. The due process of law yields to momentary passions and expedient objectives.” A man was beaten bloody by a mob on rumours that he was a child abductor. Image Courtesy: Twitter(@awryaditi4) The author pointed out that lynch law originated during the American Revolution with Col Charles… Read full this story
- Anti-martial law petitioners tell SC: Terrorism is not rebellion
- Trump just made an unprecedented, ‘radical’ change to the National Security Council
- The worst of Aquino’s crimes: His lynch mob vs Corona in 2012
- Sewol Ferry: Timeline Of Events And All You Need To Know
- Bangsamoro and the Law: Righting past wrongs
- The United Nations Draft Resolution For MH17 Released
- Aviation experts think there’s a strong possibility a Russian passenger jet was deliberately blown up over Egypt
- Does DU30 need a constitutional dictatorship?
- Mexico’s deadly narco violence is creeping into its most popular tourist areas
- Tougher than the anti-drugs war
Mob violence: National, international precedents show strong anti-lynching law need of the hour; lawyers’ body suggests draft bill have 298 words, post on www.firstpost.com at July 5, 2018. This is cached page on IT Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.