Panels constituted to suggest ways to curb mob lynching


The Centre has constituted two Committees to suggest ways and legal framework to effectively deal with incidents of mob violence and lynching in the country. The decision has been taken a week after tre Supreme Court asked the Centre to bring in a legislation to curb Mob Iynching.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba will head the two committees respectively.

The committee headed by Gauba will formulate appropriate measures to deal with mob lynching. Secretaries of the justice, legal affairs, legislative, and social justice and empowerment departments are members of the committee. It will give its report within four weeks.

The Rajnath headed panel evevaluate the recommendations of the other committee. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot are members of the panel.

The Supreme Court had to give a direction after the country witnessed several mob lynching incidents. It has to be seen that a man was beaten to death by a mob in Alwar only two days back.


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