Centre will bring a law to deal with the lynching incidents if needed. Replying to the issue during Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that government is all for taking strong action against the people behind such heinous incidents.
He said the NDA government has taken the issue very seriously and has decided to set up a high-level committee headed by the Union Home Secretary to formulate appropriate measures to deal with mob lynching.
A Group of Ministers headed by the Home Minister will consider the recommendations of the high-level committee. He said such incidents have not started in the last 2-3 years but have been going on since years.
Earlier, TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay raised the issue saying mob lynching is creating alarming situation in the country and few motivated people are taking advantage of it.
He demanded exemplary punishment against the culprit. Mallikarjun Kharge of Congress questioned the role of police in the Alwar lynching incident and demanded that there should be a judicial enquiry headed by a sitting Supreme Court judge in such incidents.
CPI(M) MP Mohammad Saleem said such incidents are spreading day by day which is dangerous.
AIADMK leader M Thambidurai stressed the need to seek the root cause of problem and effective mechanism to deal with it.