N Chandrababu Naidu
N Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra CM for stringent law to curb mob violence

ANI | Updated: Jul 21, 2018 16:58 IST

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): Calling incidents of mob-lynching unfortunate, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said stringent law is necessary to curb mob violence.
Reacting to the latest Alwar mob-lynching incident in which a Muslim died, Naidu told the media: "It is very unfortunate. Even the Supreme Court has directed to bring strong laws on this. Problems of SC/STs, minorities, women are increasing. All governments should be very firm. We have to bring new laws to curb this type of mob violence."
Meanwhile, two people were arrested today in connection with brutal lynching of a 28-year-old Muslim in Alwar district on suspicion of cow smuggling.
The incident occurred on the intervening night of Friday-Saturday. The police rushed the victim to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The investigation into the case is underway.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the incident and assured stern action against the perpetrators.
The incident took place on the same day when the issue of mob lynching reverberated in the Lok Sabha during the debate on a no-confidence motion against the NDA government.
Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all the state governments to take stringent action against those involved in mob lynching incidents and punish them to curb the menace prevailing in the country at the earliest.
The incidents of mob lynching have been on the rise in the country. As per data compiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 45 people were killed in 40 different cases of mob lynching across nine states between 2014 and 3 March 2018. (ANI)