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Chapter 31: Law and Order in a Time of Lynch Mobs
Law and Order in a Time of Lynch Mobs
The period since the victory of the BJP in the 2014 general election has been marked by a number of killings of private citizens by vigilante groups of various hues. In the wake of concerted national and international opprobrium, the union home minister agreed to discuss an anti-lynching law in the 2018 monsoon session of the Parliament. The desirability of such a law given the plethora of laws already existing to address such acts of violence is discussed here.56
‘If victory is attained’, I had written in an article in the Mint before the 2014 general election, ‘will Modi be able to rein in his dogs of war, ...