SC directs State to act firmly against mob violence


SC asked Parliament to consider a new law to deal with mob lynching incidents. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be allowed to become a new norm and has to be curbed with iron hands. The apex court also passed a slew of directions to provide preventive, remedial and punitive measures to deal with offences like mob violence and cow vigilantism.

The bench comprised justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, said “it is the duty of state governments to ensue law and order in society and States cannot turn a deaf ear to such incidents.”

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