Constitutional Morality & Mob Lynching: The Contradictions

  • Shelja Singh
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  • Shelja Singh

    Assistant Professor at D.A.V.(PG) Degree College, Muzaffarnagar India.

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Recently, there is a rapid hike in the incidents of mob lynching in India. It reflects the implementation of the retributive theory of punishment showing sheer barbarism, completely devoid of the concept of constitutional morality. The Constitution of India is the supreme law of the land in our nation where, there is no place for arbitrariness. Miserably, the rising incidents of mob lynching illustrates a quite different portrait. The author, in the present research paper attempts to analyse different instances of mob lynching in India and the probable factors responsible for them. The author also appraises the existing legal framework to curb mob lynching. The author further seeks to analyse the directives given by Hon’ble Supreme Court to curb the menace of mob lynching. Furthermore, the author assesses the measures implemented by the States to eliminate the devil of mob lynching alongwith the probable suggestions.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 113 - 120


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