Left Menu
Development News Edition

Mayawati seeks for pan-India law to curb lynching

PTI | Lucknow | Updated: 13-07-2019 13:49 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 13:49 IST
Mayawati seeks for pan-India law to curb lynching

Welcoming the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission-drafted Bill against lynching, BSP supremo Mayawati Saturday pitched for a stringent, pan-India legislation to arrest the spread of this "dreadful disease". In a statement issued by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) here, Mayawati said, "Mob lynching has emerged as a dreadful disease (bhayanak bimari) across the country, and the loss of lives in it is a matter of serious concern."

"In this regard, there is a strong need for a strigent countrywide law, but the Centre's approach towards it is lackadaisical," she said. She welcomed the submission of a draft Bill by the UP Law Commission in this regard, which recommended up to life imprisonment for the crime.

Taking cognisance of incidents of mob lynching, including those by cow vigilantes, the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission on Wednesday submitted to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath the draft Bill recommending up to life imprisonment for the crime. "This disease is a gift of the intention (niyat) and policy (niti) of the governments of not allowing to establish the rule of law. As a result, not only the Dalits, tribals or the religious minorities, but even the people from all sections of the society and police are also becoming a victim to it," Mayawati said.

"In this situation, the submission of a draft Bill by the UP Law Commission, recommending up to life imprisonment for the crime is welcoming," she added. Giving a piece of advice to the BJP, Mayawati said, "Along with drafting strong laws, the BJP will have to develop a strong willpower like the BSP, to strictly enforce the laws. Only then will this disease will be curbed." PTI NAV CK


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...

How UK’s 'best prepared' healthcare system failed to gauge COVID-19

The UK is proud of their public health system and its unlike any other country as around 90 percent of British public supports the founding principles of National Health Service. But without accurate data being available to stakeholders in ...

Poor on IHR capacity progress in 2019, WHO says Cambodia tops COVID-19 response

Despite being in proximity to Hubei, the original epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia has reported just 226 confirmed cases and zero deaths. After seeing the data, WHO appreciated Cambodias healthcare information system but experts dou...

Videos

Latest News

Rajnath announces progressive restrictions on import of 101 defence items

In a major reform initiative to boost the domestic defense industry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced restrictions on import of 101 weapons and military platforms including artillery guns, assault rifles, and transport air...

Kerala plane crash: Air India Express employees pay tribute to co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar as his mortal remains reach Delhi

Air India Express employees paid tributes to co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar, who lost his life in the Kozhikode plane crash incident, here in Delhi on Sunday. His mortal remains were brought from Kochi to the Delhi Airport at 225 am on Sunday, whi...

Simon Cowell hospitalised with back injury after bike accident in Malibu

Television personality Simon Cowell was hospitalised on Saturday local time and is getting treated for a back injury following a fall from his new electric bike, cited The Hollywood Reporter. The English record executive and host of America...

Belarus holds election as street protests rattle strongman president

Belarus began voting in an election on Sunday pitting President Alexander Lukashenko against a former teacher who emerged from obscurity to lead the biggest challenge in years against the man once dubbed Europes last dictator by Washington....

Give Feedback