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Only Rajasthan and Manipur are the only states to pass bills to curb lynching

Only Rajasthan and Manipur are the only states to pass bills to curb lynching

Only Manipur and Rajasthan have passed bills for action against those involved in lynching, but the laws have yet to obtain the consent of the president, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Union State Minister for Home Nityananda Rai said the Center provided two advisories to state governments to monitor lynching incidents following a Supreme Court order.

“In pursuance to the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment on July 17, 2018, two advisories — on July 23, 2018, and September 25, 2018, were issued to the state governments and union territories administrations for taking measures to curb incidents of mob lynching in the country,” he said replying to a written question.

On whether a number of states have enacted laws, lynching a non-deductible offense and recommending life imprisonment for those involved in such violence, the minister said two bills on the subject passed by Manipur and Rajasthan state legislatures have been received by the governor for consideration of the president.

“The bills so received are examined in consultation with the concerned central ministries,” he said.

Mr. Rai said the government through audio-visual media has also generated public awareness to curb the menace of lynching.


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