New Delhi, July 24 :Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Lok Sabha that government will enact a law, if necessary, to curb incidents of lynching after Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge demanded a probe by a sitting Supreme Court Judge into the various mob lynching incidents across the country.
Responding to Kharge in the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the central government is taking the incidents of lynching “very seriously” and might bring a law, if necessary, to stop it.
“I want to make it clear that we are not just concerned but have taken lynching incidents very seriously,” Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha after opposition members raised the issue days after a cattle farmer was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.
On Monday , the government announced setting up of two panels ,including a group of ministers headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh , to look into all aspects of various mob lynching incidents across the country.
The Home Minister said the government formed a panel that would suggest measures to stop mob violence in the country.
He said the Home Secretary-led panel would give its recommendations to a Group of Ministers within four weeks.
“We will also bring a law if that is required,”Singh added.
Rajnath Singh said the biggest incident of lynching had occurred in 1984 when thousands Sikhs were killed in the aftermath of the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He said such incidents have been happening in the past.
The matter of Lynching was raised by Congress and Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyay in the Day 4 of the Monsoon session of Parliament.