Governance

Mobocracy can’t be allowed in a democracy, says SC

The apex court asks the Parliament to draft a new legislation against lynching

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Tuesday 17 July 2018

The Supreme Court condemned the recent incidents of lynching. Credit: Wikipedia“No citizen can take law into his hands or become a law onto himself,” says the Supreme Court while deciding to curb mob lynching “with an iron hand”. The apex court has asked the Parliament to draft a new legislation to punish people participating in lynching.

While condemning recent incidents of lynching, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said it needs to be dealt with as a separate and special offence by enacting a law for it.

According to India Today, the SC said, “Mobocracy can’t be allowed in a democracy” while asking the Centre and state governments to implement punitive measures within four weeks.  

This move by the apex court was widely well received. Here are some responses from Twitter:

 

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